I have just begun a sixty-day journey across China and into Tibet. I arrived yesterday in Beijing, and in a few days my partner and I will take the train to Xi’an, where the adventure will really start!

We will be setting off on our bicycles to follow the Old Silk Route from it’s starting point in Xi’an west, all the way to Xinjiang Province. From there, we will head to Lhasa, tour Tibet for almost two weeks, and then fly to Shanghai. On July 3rd, we will return to our home in New Zealand.

I intend to post my observations, reflections, and feelings about the journey here, on Wordsmith, as close to daily as I can manage, and I invite you along for the ride!

For a selection of the thousands of photos we have taken on this trip, please go to my partner Tali’s blog, at http://www.Talilandsman.wordpress.com.


About juleslandsman

I live, when not traveling, in Sweetwater, Colorado, located in between Vail and Aspen, and in Kohukohu, a small town on the Hokianga Harbour in New Zealand. I write travelogues, memoirs, and reflections when I'm not skiing, biking, or otherwise outdoors. I retired recently from a career in the financial services industry that spanned more than twenty-five years.
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