Monthly Archives: June 2011

Road Problems


June 12:  Jeff rode in Stewball from Xi’an to Pingliang. He plans to ride in each car on this trip and write the World Race blog that day with the focus on that team.  Go to World Race.com and read Jeff’s … Continue reading

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Breakdowns-cars and people


June 11: Departing today for Pingliang, near Kongtong Mountian, 330 km. Only part of this will be on highways, the last 100 km will be secondary roads. If these are anything like our earlier experience it will be a challenge. We … Continue reading

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Cars and Warriors or Warrior Cars


June 11: We have been in China a week now. We don’t travel today so my “flower photo” is from the Tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, the site some of us visited today. What really is famous is the 7,000 terra-cotta … Continue reading

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Rollin’


June 10: All the “i”s have been dotted, Ts crossed. The proper stamps are in place and we were able to leave the port on June 8. Here we are lined up to leave, Stewball’s last, I wonder why?? Something special … Continue reading

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Stewball’s Not in China!


June 7  Well, not officially. Today was a day of patience with the Chinese bureaucracy. Hurry up and wait.  Many of you had asked, where would our cars be when we got to China, Beijing, a port city? We actually … Continue reading

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Impressions and Contrasts


June 5. First full day in Beijing. Outside the 11th floor window of our luxury hotel, I can see other modern hotels and office buildings overshadowing the narrow hutongs, traditional alleys with dilapidated one story houses- filled with Chinese who probably service the office buildings … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost


June 6. No car yet so we are doing the tourist thing and getting over jet-lag. Yesterday we went to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City-so named  by the Chinese people when it was built by the third Ming Emperor, … Continue reading

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Rapture


It’s official. Rapture did occur. We are in Beijing at the beautiful, modern, Regent Hotel. 5 star by any US standard.  We just went down to the breakfast buffet. The most magnificent food spread I have ever seen. Can you gain weight … Continue reading

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Next Stop Beijing


“Oh, our bags are packed, we’re ready to go, we’re standing here beside our door”…OK, not quite, but we’re almost ready. We got a phone message today to say that the cars arrived in China on the 29th and will be … Continue reading

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The Plot Thickens


OK, we realize that is a double entendre, but this is really for those who have read The Long Road to Paris, not those who are following our blog about our real trip from NY City to Paris. Our minds are … Continue reading

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