Photo of the Day: Return of the Monk
Another day, another disappearing road. 17km in the 314 disappeared and I joined the G30's little sister the G3010 in an illegal manoeuvre of such severity that five police cars passed me without a glance and the toll booth guards merely laughed at me as I arrived at the other end.
You know what direction the wind was billowing in and can guess how miserable the final 10km walk with a split inner tube was.
However! I did meet the monk who slept through the storm without a tent though! He was also going to Dunhuang and, as is to be expected, is the happiest man on earth.
My hotel is a shambles. I had to wash myself in the sink after the shower produced only a dribble and a smell like the sun baked shit of a city of 200000 people. I made a couple of novelty purchases in the supermarket after people started to follow me, but I did get a naan bread - the real benefit of getting this far west.
The bottle of Did was surprisingly good, and I can't wait to sodomise myself.
May 7: Guazhou to DunHuang - 117km
Start Time: 09.00
Finish Time: 20.00
Hours Cycling: 9
Hours Pushing: 1
A Photo every hour: Today's Highlight - Well it's not just desert.
This is where I update on my progress. Expect lots of fabricated statistics and dated music references.