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Radio Interview With Bruce in Beijing

Not to long ago we did a series of interviews with a local English language radio show on AM774. It’s broken into short 5 minute sections. The first half of the interview was while I was back home in the US over Christmas/New Year, so Amy held down the fort as she discussed our trip up to Kashgar with “Bruce in Beijing”.

Below you can listen to the first half of the interview that Amy did with Bruce. Later we’ll be sharing the second half when I join the conversation.

If you’d like to download the mp3 of an episode, right click the links underneath each and choose Save As.

Part 1- Setting Off From Beijing

Amy talks with Bruce about life on the road and how we came up with the idea for The Great Ride of China.

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Part 2- From The Grass Plains to Traffic Jams

Talking about the geographical transitions on the trip as Amy talks about going from the grass plains of Inner Mongolia to the congestion and history of central China in Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces.

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Part 3- Talking Architecture

Entering the more barren and sparsely populated west of China. Amy and Bruce also talk about the state and development of residential architectural around China.

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 Part 4- Exploring The West

Going out to the west of China, talking about Ningxia, Gansu, and Xinjiang. Amy talks about some of the sites we saw including the western most point of The Great Wall at Jiayuguan and then going all the way to the western most city of China and the cultural center of Chinese Islam in Kashgar.

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The Great Ride of China Radio Interviews
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Amy Mathieson talks with "Bruce in Beijing" about The Great Ride of China, the record breaking motorcycle journey through all 33 provinces of China.
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About Buck

Buck, originally from New York, first came to China in 2006 traveling with some friends and immediately fell in love with the country, returning frequently including a semester studying at Tsinghua University in 2009. He finally moved to Beijing after graduating from the University of Toronto in 2010. He has a passion for adventure and travel, completing numerous long distance motorcycling and hiking trips around the U.S., Canada, and China including a circumnavigation of the U.S. (13,840km) and a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail (3,500km). When he's not wandering (and sometimes when he is), Buck works as a web developer and marketing consultant in Beijing.

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