The previous day was one of those that simply makes you feel alive: we had passed the 4,650-meter Akbaital Pass, gotten caught up in a snowstorm and then spent the night in the ruins of an ancient roadside caravanserai. Living
Have a look at my recent guest contribution to worldbiking.info on bicycle touring in Angola: http://www.worldbiking.info/wordpress/2011/03/bicycle-touring-angol/. Amaya Williams and Eric Schambion of worldbiking.info have been on the road since June 2006 with the humble aim of cycling all the countries of the world.
No wind. Puncture. Cloudy. Good days. I visit the Jiayu Pass — the first pass of the Great Wall coming from the west.
Three days of terrible headwind through a desolate, monotonous landscape through Hexi Corridor (a part of the Northern Silk Route), Gansu Province. In industry town Yumen, the factories are enormous and the city is full of prostitution — maybe something that