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August 12th, 2006 | categorizilation: all categories,China

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Today’s Distance / 今日の走行距離:104km
Time on bike / 走行時間:7h 46m
Average speed / 平均速度:13.4km/h
Total distance to date / 現在までの積算距離:761.4km
Altitude gain: 1300m 

English Summary: Big day with big rewards including free dinner and a beaut spot to camp on some Kazakh’s land. The ride from Urumqi to Heavenly Lake is a killer, but very worth it. Plan to arrive late to avoid the crowds. I arrived just before dark (9:30pm). Needed to get out of the city while waiting for my Kyrgyz visa.


Now we're talking - Heavenly Lake western China / 天池、最高










Um, camels? / 本物のラクダた!


<�おオ!You speak English? I speak little English.>と明らかに酔払っているように向こうが大声で言う 。





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Comment by Mike C — August 15, 2006 @ 4:04 pm | post a comment

beautiful coutry!

Comment by Rachel Callander — August 15, 2006 @ 4:40 pm | post a comment

Hey Rob

I just wrote you an email at gmail. It looks like a beautiful campspot!!

Comment by Mum — August 15, 2006 @ 6:08 pm | post a comment

That indeed looks much more heavenly than being in a city!

Comment by malcolm rutherford — August 15, 2006 @ 11:27 pm | post a comment

that is a freakin cool camel

Comment by Aunty Jenny — August 16, 2006 @ 8:58 pm | post a comment

The scenery reminds me of the Mckenzie country. Absolutely stunning! A couple of questions: are there any restrictions as far as camping goes, and do the camels just run wild in the country-side?

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