Day 15 Xi'an to Yonpingxiang
Today we said goodbye to Xi'an and we are back on our horses heading towards Qinghai. We took a day off yesterday to gather some equipment, relax and do some laundry....14 days straight in the same clothing it was time for a wash!
Today we reached a town called Yongpingxiang....which is very small, but the people are excited to have us.We went through many small cities and villages to get to our destination. The climate has significantly changed and it is becoming very dry the more west we proceed. We stopped at a few communities to drop off equipment and we were greeted with smiles from the children and youth. It is cool to go off the highway into these remote villages and surprise the people. There is so much positive energy created from our visits and it fuels our passion and strength to move forward. We had a lot of fun with everyone we met today and we are looking forward to our next destination!
Adventure is based on the unknown and each day is filled with new surprises and challenges....We never know who we are going to meet or where we are really going....That is the beauty of adventure, the uncertainty of a day's outcome...
Tomorrow we are continuing heading northwest along the 312 highway. Time to get some rest for the next adventure......Jiayou!
7/16/2012 06:42:21 am
My mom and I are eating coconuts and reading your blog. Sounds like amazing ups and downs, (and I don't mean just the highway). Have fun and be safe.
7/16/2012 05:37:22 pm
A Tang Poem: Advise you a glass of wine, West of Yang Gate there'll be no old friends.
7/16/2012 11:12:54 pm
Very nice poem...something that will remind me of my time in China...
7/16/2012 06:42:55 pm
I like your sentence "Adventure is based on the unknown and each day is filled with new surprises and challenges...." So bad that I am not as brave as you guys. Well done and good luck! You will have chinese friends everywhere soon.
7/16/2012 07:19:06 pm
The poem doesn't mean you have no friend in the west, it means your old friends don't want you to leave because they miss you.
7/17/2012 10:19:22 am
Hi Guys the scenery looks wondefull you will both have legs like king kong when this is all over. I think you may be a bit muscle bound for the old tennis court Paul. Its great to see how you guys are getting on.
7/17/2012 02:11:49 pm
I like Xi'An a lot, hope you have more time there
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