The day started off poorly for me, because I had diarhea since midnight, and in the morning I could not stand the smell of breakfast. I decided I would be happier riding my bike in the fresh air, where I can control my stops, rather than riding in one of the buses. It worked out well, although I was not able to eat anything all day, so I had a good rest when I got to the hotel. There were a couple other riders who had similar problems today.
Our route took us down a country road for the first 36 km. That will be our last Chinese small country road. Lots of villages and lots of life as usual. One exceptional old building, like a fortress. Clearly still inhabited.
Then we got on a big regional road with no villages and no life — other than construction crews and motor vehicles — and we rode into Quinzhou. Took a picture of the lunch break, since I was not feeling like eating any food.
Tomorrow is a rest day, and we ride toward Vietnam. Everyone is ready for a change of country. Hopefully I will get over this stomach bug.