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....