In August 1997 we went
to China for a bicycle trip. During four weeks we cycled through the South
of China. After this we spent another two weeks travelling through China
to visit Xi'an and Beijing. Cycling through China is a wonderful experience
that allows you to visit villages which foreigners hardly -if ever- visit
and meet the local people who are generally very enthusiastic and helpful.
Cycling as a European foreigner through their country makes you into someone
worth inspecting and in most instances turns immediately a smile on their
On August 15 we started our trip by flying from Amsterdam to Guangzhou (Canton) in the South of China. After arriving in Guangzhou we spent the first day fighting our jetlag and absorbing the new culture. The second day we started cycling...