it’s all in the family
The night had been good. No filth, no noise. All I could hear was the wind blowing outside, which made for a very cozy feeling in my little room. …but still, I really didn’t feel like walking anymore, so today it was all about the road signs: …another 100km through those empty spaces… Sometimes I […]
oh, what a good thing!
Hongshankou – a crappy little place full of bad food, dirty beds and cheap hookers: So happy to leave that place! There was another stretch of nice fresh highway I found right after I started walking though, and that really cheered me up: Here’s part of my diet during these days: Nang bread and cucumber. […]
When I got up and looked out of the door, the other guys were preparing to go to work, and the wind had come: …the wind that everybody had been talking about. You see, it’s what they call a wind gap 风口 – the area between two mountain ranges where the winds have a natural […]
Mozart, please help me with your violins!
Oh, had I only known about my friend Uncle Shen’s snoring habits before! Last night the man fell asleep right away, and then he went at it like a gang of chainsaws in the virgin forest, making it virtually impossible for me to get any sleep at all. When I got up I felt like […]
out with Uncle Shen
I got back on the long red line going west today: There was some pretty crappy weather out there – strong winds and rainfall – and the distance to the next town seemed somewhat overwhelming, but I had Uncle Shen with me, who was slowly riding his bike along… …so at least it didn’t get […]
How come my feet are so dirty? Well, we went to the place where they offload coal today… …and that’s where we saw… her: 8195 – what a boring name for such a beautiful old locomotive: I think they should have named her after a girl, or some big old lady. Not just a number. […]
fire in the hole
If you’ve read yesterday’s post, you know that I came here with basically no expectations at all. …that being said, now please allow me to present to you the best hotel I’ve ever stayed at: Doesn’t look like much, does it? That’s exactly what I thought at first, and I’m not going to make too […]