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The backroads of Eastern China

By | 8th May, 2015|Categories: China, North East China, Off the beaten path, South Korea|Tags: , , , |

The backroads of Eastern China were waiting and we were back in Gubeikou after four great days in Beijing. Beijing had proven to be a real surprise for us as we expected a busy and a city filled with modern houses and it was actually quite a cosy place. We left Mojo and Isaba in Gubeikou as [...]

The Great Wall hike at Jinshanling/Gubeikou

By | 30th April, 2015|Categories: China, Modern cities, North East China, Off the beaten path|Tags: , , |

After cycling alongside the Great Wall for quite some kilometers we were ready to start ascending it. We had picked the village Gubeikou as our starting point from where we wanted to walk to the Jinshanling section. Great photos from the Great wall hike  The Great wall part 1 and The Great wall part 2 Our arrival at Gubeikou [...]

From arid Gobi to lush Great Wall of China

By | 20th April, 2015|Categories: Ancient civilizations, China, North East China, Winter cycling|Tags: , , |

We took a day to settle back in to China, enjoy Chinese food and the bustling streets of Erenhot. This is a city in Inner Mongolia an autonomous region in China, also called Ereen or Erlian, where Susanne had been before on her way to Ulaanbaatar. Enjoy the photos Erenhot, the Chinese Gobi  and The road to Gubeikou There [...]

Urumqi to Ulaanbaatar – doing it different part 2

By | 3rd February, 2015|Categories: China, Mongolia, North East China, Reflections|Tags: , , , , |

So, I arrived at Hohhot East train station at around 16:30. I was still operating on western China time and hadn't realized that the sun would already be so far down. I thought I had enough hours of daylight left, but instead I had to rush. I asked a porter to help me with my two huge [...]