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Trip Diary

Check out the day by day account of our 146 day trip around China. If you’d like to see stories by category, like which days we got food poisoning, where the scenic roads were, traveler’s tips for various areas, and more check out the tag cloud at the bottom of the page in the footer!

Welcome to Western Sichuan- Days 82-84

Head crouched down, visor so covered in dust that it was impossible to see through anymore, shoulders sore from days of keeping the bike upright through potholes, over cliff side landslides, and around trucks determined not to deviate from their path. This was more or less the scene a couple of days into our western Sichuan excursion.

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Days 80-81: An Adventure Out West

With a specific date by which we need to arrive at Chongqing, we have some decisions to make about whether to get there early or take a nearly week-long detour west towards Tibet on some roads that may or may not turn out to provide some challenges.

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Days 75-76: The 10,000 Buddhas Temple

A couple short days as we take a visit to another famous Buddhist attraction along the old Silk Road. Turned out to be a great visit despite it being during the busiest travel season in China as we accidentally find ourselves on a secluded mountain hike!

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