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Urumqi to Ulaanbaatar – doing it different part 2

By |2019-08-15T10:04:01+02:00 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 [...]

Urumqi to Ulaanbaatar – doing it different part 1

By |2019-08-15T10:03:12+02:00 23rd January, 2015|Categories: China, North west China, Reflections, Thoughts, Travel tips, Tripreport, Winter cycling|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It was amazing! Arriving to Urumqi after cycling there all the way from the Netherlands. It was quite a huge milestone for us. But it was also a bit daunting because during the last days of the year we'd had some deep conversations about what next. The plan was clear but the feelings not so much. We [...]

The lone road to Tarkshken – China

By |2019-08-15T10:03:12+02:00 13th January, 2015|Categories: China, North west China, Off the beaten path, Winter cycling|Tags: , , |

Tarkshken the last town before Mongolia, I left Urumqi and Susanne on a cold morning, well all the mornings are cold at the moment. It was hard and a relief to be on the bike again. Enjoy the photos in the gallery Urumqi to Tarkshken I had enjoyed Urumqi with Susanne and we had celebrated new years there. [...]

We cycled to China, everything changed!

By |2019-08-15T10:03:12+02:00 1st January, 2015|Categories: China, North west China, Off the beaten path, Winter cycling|Tags: , , , |

Cycling is what we have been doing the last 11months, we are now used to the process and it has become a comfort zone of ours to cycle. We spent almost 4 months in the 'Stans' where change came in small bits. Now we have cycled to China and we have a hard time believing that we [...]