Daily Archives: October 20, 2013

Day 29 Lingshan to Quinzhou 105 km

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.