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Old Oct 18th, 2011, 09:45 PM
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Anyway, it's lucky that the project is huge enough to protect itself from damaged during the period of Cultural Revolution.

The road connect Dujiangyan & Chengdu is G314.
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Old Oct 19th, 2011, 12:15 AM
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"The purpose of life is a life of purpose." ~ Robert Byrne
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Old Oct 19th, 2011, 11:30 AM
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Tony:

It will help us readers, instead of you sending more than 10 messages a day, perhaps group them and send 2 a day. Thanks!
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Old Oct 19th, 2011, 05:30 PM
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I like it, keep posting.
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Old Oct 19th, 2011, 05:43 PM
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Tony, I'm enjoying your story! Thank you for posting. I'm looking forward to more.
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Old Oct 21st, 2011, 11:49 PM
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Hi Shanghainese, Femi, Althom:

OK, recvd yr advice. Thanks for yr support.

For me the problem is that I can not regularily update it.
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Old Oct 22nd, 2011, 09:39 PM
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Sure you can! Write away. We'd love to hear from you.
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Old Oct 22nd, 2011, 10:38 PM
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This is fascinating. Keep writing to us. I'm hooked.
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Old Oct 23rd, 2011, 05:01 PM
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Departed from Dujiangyan city,along G314, we went to Dayi County in which we stopped and lodged. We met with big rain but no worry becos we hv rain coat...

Today's Journey still within ChengDu Plain..It had ever been a rich area. During the time of Three Kingdoms it was ruled by Shu State. The king Liu Bei was well-known for he's know how to judge and use people. His assesor Zhuge liang is a person of great wisdom and resourcefulness, mastermind. In China we usually describe a clever guy as "Junior Zhuge Liang"

But in the end of Ming Dynasty, there was a ruthless killer named Zhang XianZhong, He almost killed out all people in Chengdu plain... So nowadays' Sichuanese are most of later generation of Hunan province,Hubei province & Cantonese after immigration following up the inner war.

In Chinese ancient history there was full of inner wars making population of a last dynasty down to a unimaginable low level. It was repeated and repeated,until the KMT-CPC civil war. Maybe due to the situation that from last centry people in China got to know the idea of democracy and human rights... Nowaday, in every aspect: food, garments, language,education and thoughts, all western style exist.

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Huh.let's get back to the journey. Morning of July 16th,we reached Qionglai city and had breakfast there-"uncongealed tofu",a kind of food seems like glue,between liquid and solid state. From Qionglai onward we were back to G318.
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Old Oct 23rd, 2011, 05:29 PM
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Ancient Tea Road: Beside G318 there's a recovered ancient ruins called "the bureau of tea-horse market." Before Yuan Dynasty Kham area and Tibet did not inclued in the administration of centeral government,China. We call them foreign land. People from foreign land good at feeding horse.They need tea produced from Inland China,so Tea-Horse Trade Market formed.
The centeral government purchase horse by paying tea. to support the war.

Just took some pictures. I went for Ya'an City.it's also a tourist city in Sichuan, well-kown for "ya'an's Rain, ya'an's fish, ya'an's girl". "Girl" here does not include anything pornographic, just affirm the beauty of Ya'anese girl. Besides, there's a Panda national part named "Bifengxia" locates in Ya'an district.
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Old Oct 23rd, 2011, 06:07 PM
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I waited under the Chinese Tourist Graph Sign"Galloping Horse Treading on a Flying Swallow" to collect all later teammates. We gather up, to have lunch together.

BTW, as I know that many foreigners's consumption cost higher in China. Somewhat due to "information asymmetry",people in China tend to think that foreigner is rich ones.They quote higher when foriegner inquire. Somewhat due to foriegners in my mind does not trust some low-end food and service. However,I do think that something from peasants cheap but good. If you try to find service and food from them it can save you lots of money.
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Old Oct 24th, 2011, 02:23 AM
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Industrially produced food in China contain some potential risk. Even Chinese is very unsatisfied with milk, ham and egg,even fresh pork purchased from the super market.Those kind of hormone and additive threaten our health in daily life. Recent years it's more and more popular in China to join arig-tourism. So why not join them when you come to China? Fresh vetgetable just picked out of the field, raised chicken or duck from the farmland came to your table and became yr lunch...hah hah...

After lunch, we found a GIANT bicycle shop to fix our bikes.As I remember one technician advised that my chain need to be replaced.He said it's nearly broken. I ignored his adivice. And finally I went through the G318 to Lahsa,to base camp of Mount Qomolangma
,to Xinjiang province, without anything wrong with the chain.
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Old Oct 24th, 2011, 06:09 PM
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Hi from Australia and thanks for your interesting report, Tony. I'm enjoying reading about your adventure very much.
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Old Nov 27th, 2011, 01:05 PM
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Tony:

How come you have stopped posting for more than a month now?
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Old May 25th, 2012, 11:54 PM
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Well, I'm really sorry, everybody. I'm a salesman and from end of October last year,i was really busy... Not only job of Sales, I did some other jobs such as administration- related. Well, I couldn't afford the workload and then joined another company in the same city until now. Besides, I hv some part-time job such as teaching the others English.

No guarantee,however, I try my best to tell my whole travel story.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 12:16 AM
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At the early stage of our G318 bike travel,I was always acting the leading role. But I'm not the 1st person reaching Ya'an City. That's becos Ah Jay surpassed me when I was fixing my inner tube of back wheel.He did not see me. He thought I was still the 1st people so he kept chasing and chasing. That's why that day he was No.1, huh huh...

The rainy day make us changed the schedule. We decided not to stay in Ya'an as the other team did.

After lunch along QingYi River we head for Erlangshan tunnel under the big rain. Due to bad weather, there was landslide on the road somewhere. Luckily, we all safely passed the dangerous area. I feel a kind of superiority complex when I saw the miles of auto queue blocked by landslide. Bicycle is more convenient under some special circumstance.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 12:26 AM
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Before darkness we arrived in Tianquan County.In Tianquan Ah Hong and Ah Jay make themselves bareheaded. Uh hah, I'm no longer young as both guys. At the morning of July 17, still heavily raining, we had some noodles and twisted cruller(CHINESE FOOD) as breakfast. That day we reached XinGou, a small village. The landlady of the inn we lived that night wasa a straightforward person. She lough at me just becos I was hesitated to decede which one of both bottles of water in my hand. They all teammates laugh at me too...
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Old May 26th, 2012, 07:23 AM
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Am really enjoying this Tony. Keep it coming.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 10:03 AM
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Fascinating!
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I've only just read your story ,Tony, and am enjoying it too. Your culture is so different from ours in Australia, and really interesting to hear your travels and experiences, your thoughts as well. Thank you for sharing.
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