A time to relax…

To rest our aching bodies from climbing, a group of four decided it might be a good idea to float down the river in tire tubes for an afternoon… The

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China just got better

Got a plane from Xian and flew to Guilin, before being transferred by bus to Youngshou. We met up with another Gecko’s tour, who had seen a little more of

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Limestone Sweat-fest

The Area: Towers of limestone rise through a hanging mist in a mythic setting. Rice fields with workers and buffalo set the scene between these giant towers, studded with small

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Glistening in Guilin

I said goodbye to Hong Kong and headed back into mainland China. My luck continues as I meet two sisters from Missouri (one of which is ending a 6 month

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Yanhshou

Hi guys.. This has become much more easier to update with fast internet here in China. Had the most fantastic day today in this beautiful town called Yangshou. Its a

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Two Tandems and a Rice Paddy

Two tandems ply along a rice paddy path, splashing mud and water, and carving a line in the saturated “path” beneath them. Bang! The front wheel hits and the bike

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High level plots and a karst of thousands.

After several weeks skirting the summer furnace that is the East of China we finally had to face the fact that when you descend from the mountains July in China

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Dragon’s Backbone

The minivan hurtled along a dirt road, it’s occupants cramped and eager to escape into the terraced hills above the narrow river gorge. A huge landslide marked the terminal point

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