Monthly Archives: June 2011

Catch up


June 17: 2:45 pm. Already in the Silk Road Resort hotel in Dunhuang. A town founded during the Han Dynasty in 111BC. This place makes up for last night-that one was “best available” and  that included a rock-hard bed, cold … Continue reading

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If I were a Chinese parent…


June 15: I would encourage my child to become a civil engineer. Forget the computer software or even hardware, the construction of highways, dams, elevated rail beds (for the high-speed trains China is developing, streets and roads for new apartment buildings are … Continue reading

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Duct Tape- Don’t leave home without it.


June 13:  Left our beautiful hotel in Pingliang. The best stop yet. Lovely property with gardens, fountains, pools, walking paths.Quite new. Wish this had been a 2 night stop but we traveled on to Lanzhou where we will stay an extra … Continue reading

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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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