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Cycling China 2009

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When I used to think of China, three things would spring to mind; The Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square and 1.3 billion people.  Of course, such a rudimentary summation of the massive nation cannot in truth depict what China is today.

This trip diary follows my (our) journey whilst cycling from Beijing to Shanghai.  We cycle south through Baoding,  Shijiazhuang and Xingtai, then east to Qingdao, and finally towards Shanghai.

China Cyclist[China Cyclist]

If you thought that the model cities, such as Beijing and Shanghai, are representative of what China is like, think again.  This trip reveals realities which are far from what China wants the world to see and does pose a number of questions as to what state this country will be in some 10 or 20 years from now.

Cycling Trip Map