2009/02/27: Xixhang 69 km
2009/02/28: In Xixhang
We’ve put up a few more photos. We realized we’d missed the photos from the most spectacular day in Yunnan – the day of a high pass and steep terracing – so these have now been added to the Yunnan set. We’ve also put up a set from our visit to Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden in southern Yunnan. All sets for this trip are now gathered into a collection reached from the “Asia 2009″ link (Note: no longer there. See Images instead. ) at the right of the blog.
But for a very few exceptions, Chris is the photographer. As the stronger cyclist, he has more time to stop, and he also has a keen eye. Note that we are unable to do any serious editing on our tiny computer, and cannot even view them too well on its screen. They tell our story but the photo quality is nothing fancy.
We’ve ridden for seven days since Chu Xiong, and are taking two days off here in Xi Chang. We need our down time, and have decided that nesting in a better hotel that has Internet access is what we need periodically. We’re pretty tired, but it’s manageable tiredness. I get stiff when we stop, and Chris has a saddle issue, but we are beginning to believe we may actually make it to the Mediterranean and even smell the roses as we go.