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Im a Smoggy, Get me out of here....

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Chongquing to Guilin 5th November

I have had to cheat, my ambition was to get all the way to Hong Kong from Middlesbrough Train station and to do it completely overland before I took my first flight to Japan.

That was my objective, but I failed. China has crippled me in every sense of the word and I need to get to a place where I could relax, where I could fatten up (I had lost another 2 kilos at this point, weighing in at an all-time low of 78kgs). I had tried to book train tickets but they only had hard seating which would have been a heroic achievement had I been able to stand 23 hours of it. No, I was ruined and decided that all I could do was to catch a plane that would take me straight to Guilin. I just needed to get out and into some civilisation pretty damn quickly.

So i booked a plane to take me from Chongquin City in South West China, to Guilin, South China.

Guilin and Yangshuo was to be my retreat for a week, and on a plane I could get there in one hour.

So i got from here...
To here overland.....

I think it works out about 10,000kms, which is good, but i feel as i have ran almost a full marathon and had to be carried across the finish line by some old fogey in a jump suit.


Article By David Beattie of Rounton Coffee

Posted by beatski 04:34 Archived in China

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