Weather

We have had really good luck with weather while on our walk. From time to time we are in a hotel that has a television and cable to boot. We always look for a Chinsee news channel that’s in English. We watch the weather portion and marvel at the fact that we always manage to…

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Teenagers

Every once in a while we meet someone here who knows English a little beyond, “Hello” Today someone stopped Doug and asked him where he was walking to. “Hong Kong” Doug answered. “Are you sure?” the man queried. Later today a group of kids pulled up alongside Doug on a motor scooter. The driver was…

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Rice

We started our walk on May 18th and it is now July 9th. Where did the time go? What really puts the passing of time into perspective is watching the rice. We have seen the plants be planted, grow, be transplanted, mature, be harvested, be reaped and then dried. It is an incredibly labor intensive…

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Architecture

I tried to come to China without any expectations as to what it was going to be like. That’s really almost impossible. I just was trying to avoid being disappointed by my own pre-conceived notions as to what I might experience. One thing that has surprised me is the architecture. If I took a picture…

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We stopped for some water this morning and these women gave us some complimentary yummy snacks for the road. We got sunflower seeds and little yellow cakes. We we’re stopped several times on the road today. This man bought us ice-cold waters and gave us his phone number just in case we needed any help….

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Early Lunch

This guy wrangled us in off the street and fed us a really nice lunch. He was concerned that we didn’t have anything to eat or anywhere to sleep.I think he was willing to put us up for the night too but it’s only 11:20 am and we still have another 9 or 10 miles…

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We had dinner tonight in a beautifully clean and tidy restaurant. The owner’s daughter was smart as a whip, spoke excellent English and was very helpful. Their restaurant was right across from our hotel which we might not have ever found if it weren’t for this kind man, his son and willowy, long legged daughter….

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Feeling The Love!

It was beautiful walking weather today. It was in the mid 80s and cloudy for most of the day. We began at 5:00 am and enjoyed at least a little bit of countryside walk before we found ourselves walking through a very dusty rock quarry. Once we got out of there it was nearly all…

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