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News from China

October 14, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Hello there, Dogbait readers! Muppet’s Mum here. Thought I’d post a few notes on the blog to keep you up to date with the China Odyssey. I haven’t had much news so far, apart from a couple of emails from Hong Kong. They had a few good days in HK but were a bit worried about the humidity. Their training here was of course during the coldest part of the year for us, so didn’t get the opportunity to ride in warmer weather.

They left HK on 11th Oct for the long haul flight to Guangzhou (all of 50 mins!) and the beginning of the bike ride. They had sampled various cuisines during their short stay, none of which were Chinese! I guess they’ll be getting plenty of that over the next couple of weeks anyway.

They pleaded me not to tell you they even had Maccas. So don’t tell them I told you, ok?

The transport system in HK impressed them once again, and they lamented that Oz cannot do the same.

Looking at their itinerary, today (14th Oct) they were driving out of Zhaoqing to the small town of Si Hui where more cycling would begin (they would have already covered about 80km so far). They will be cycling for about 80km today, to Qing Yuan, through classic rural China, weaving past high bamboo forests and small villages, the ubiquitous rice paddy fields and vegetable gardens (straight out of the trip notes!).

Tomorrow they cycle to Jiu Long, about 45km, with an optional further 25km ride around the Jiu Long area (Little Guilin).

More later …

  1. October 15, 2010 at 3:06 am

    Cool beans!

  2. October 15, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Thanks MM. Really appreciate the update.

  3. june in florida
    October 15, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Ty MM, what are Maccas, sounds like an exotic rum drink.

  4. june in florida
    October 15, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Micky D’s,one should always Google first, that way you don’t come off like an idiot.I like my version better though.

  5. muscat55
    October 16, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Thank you MM for that update, especially the bit about the Maccas, aka the ‘Golden Arches’ in our family

  6. October 18, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Thanks for that! How’s Miss Muppet?

  7. Muppet's Mum
    October 18, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Even though they’ve been to McDonalds, I’m sure they both had a healthy chicken salad wrap!

    Peggy – Muppet is fantastic, growing fast.

    • dogbait
      October 21, 2010 at 9:46 pm


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