Yesterday we said goodbye to Lanzhou and we started our journey into the west. We are now in Qinghai! We are very close to a town called Ledu and we decided to setup camp right outside the city. Today a goat ventured up to our tent to greet us for our wake up call and now we are getting ready to head into Ledu to refill the trailer at the China post.
We are starting to cycle through dry desert conditions. We are surrounded by towering mountains and we have been going through valleys cycling along the "Huang He".
Many of the towns we are passing through have many abandoned factories and closed down businesses. The further we go west we tend to see more struggling communities; however, the people we meet are very encouraging and are excited to hear our story.
Today we are going be making many stops to handout equipment. We are going to be heading past the capital of Qinghai which is Xining and heading closer to Qinghai Lake. Time to get pedaling...."let's go Ho Young!"
Ho Young outside of a town called Hong Gu.
These nice ladies cooked us a great meal. This shot was taken in the town of Xihexiang outside of their restaurant.