Day 17 Jingchuan to Ping Liang
We have been cycling through a variety of landscapes that China has to offer and today we are going through tranquil corn fields and meeting families along the way. It is amazing that in a country over a billion people you can find such peaceful settings.
The people of the country side are very active. We often see individuals cycling, women pulling their husbands in wheel carts....and families working hard in the fields. These people are very kind and every time we make a stop they always give us words of encouragement "yi lun shu feng".
We are meeting many Hui people in this region who are a Muslim ethnic group. They are one of 56 minority groups in China and I absolutely love their food. We have been eating the same dish twice a day which is called "Chao Niurou Pian"....unreal!
I am writing 10 km outside of Ping Liang. We positioned our tents right beside the corn fields and away from the highway; however, we thought we escaped the noise, but we are 300 feet away for the railway tracks....In the last hour we have heard four trains go past....great spot! In our defense we setup camp in the dark...
Today we refilled the trailer and made visits to many excited communities. We are trying to promote the idea of sharing within the communities which will encourage them to play together; however, there are a few people who don't agree with our philosophy and I am just waiting for the day that we get chased down the highway by a angry mob driving a "Xiao Fei Long" with pitchforks in hand!
We are 300 km away from Lanzhou and our bikes are holding strong. Until next time and goodnight....
7/18/2012 08:25:48 pm
It's great to meet some peaceful and nice villages.Here come the questions, why is unreal to eat "炒牛肉片" twice in a day? Oh,and by the way,Is "Xiao fei long" everywhere? Is the "Xiao fei long" is the most impressive car you have ever met in China = =,crazy...Good luck,enjoy..
7/18/2012 11:17:47 pm
The dish is basically all meat with a little noodles mixed in a curry sauce...I am getting hungry describing the dish! We see a lot of Xiao fei long and three wheelers throughout the country side which are both durable and reliable cruisers...
7/18/2012 09:54:44 pm
It's amazing to see the innocent smile from those chidren,it give us a warm feeling.
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