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The Plan - On a bike to Singapore

"Whiskey" and "Ho Ying" are leaving Hong Kong on a bicycle, but do not want to say farewell to SE Asia yet.

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This is the blog of our trip to Singapore.

Below is what we had in mind for the trip....

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You can find the entries of the trip on the right of this page.

Have fun,

Whiskey and Hoying

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Posted by HoYing 13:48 Tagged bicycle Comments (3)

Ready to go

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the house is empty and the bikes are full......
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time to start
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our livers need a break after 3 weeks of solid partying!

Posted by HoYing 01:17 Archived in Hong Kong Comments (0)

365 km: China in your face

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Guiping: on the map you see 3 rivers at the bottom of some "scenic montains"."Maybe we should stay there for a day" suggested W at lunch. Turns out to be just more of the same.....

The same we saw on the road today....all buildings are either falling appart or, even more new ones are being built. I sometimes wonder what is what...

Here is your average South China town that we cross app. every 25 km.
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Yeah there is a lot of progress also around here. We have people taking us over on the newest motorbikes, shaded Mercedeces, etc..On the other end of the spectrum you have people pushing the most amazing push-cars, and doing the most amazing jobs: todays most impressive: manufacturing motherboards for phones, manually feeding the incenerator with garbage, and my favorite: sweeping the highway (temporarily) free of dust. Again manpower is of no short supply here.

Every time we stop it takes about a minute for a crowd of 5-10 people to come from out of nowhere, and gather around our bikes. High volume discussions start and frowned faces to us....do we really not understand what we are talking about...?

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Navigation with a pure English Map, and sign boards 95% in Chinese is fun, it is a big puzzle to find out what city matches what characters....

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So, yeah in Guiping now, and I don't think we will take a break here, not really my hood.

Posted by HoYing 02:49 Archived in China Comments (0)

Chinglish

eventhough the English language is about extinct in this corner of China, here are some Chinglish signs for you

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and... be carefull before you know it, someone will try and stuff you in one of these bins....

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Posted by HoYing 20:17 Archived in China Comments (1)

439 km: Progress....

in Guangzhi


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Where we are....

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Yes around the corner from...

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Guigang, the new development zone of Guangzhi Province. This is where the money is spend, this is where urbanisation will take place. The town map is a blueprint of what the city will be when it is finished, with on it the parts that have been finished already. The result: pockets of the old town that used to be here, in the middle of huge blocks of ultra modern architecture, through it horse carriages, mercedes, and lots of scooters. Bizarre!

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Today it is raining...so we'll go around and do some "light weight" shopping!

HY

Posted by HoYing 20:32 Archived in China Comments (1)

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