Pingyao to Tai’an

In Pingyao we made our way to some accommodation highly recommended by the Lonely Planet: The Harmony Guesthouse.  It was OK and neither Meka or I could work out quite why the Planet was so in love with it.  Still it did have pleasant albeit tiny rooms. Pingyao itself, on the other hand, was definitely…

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A year in the saddle

I’m writing this on 12 August 2014 exactly one year to the day after I set out on this trip to cycle around the world.  One year ago I cycled out of a sleepy English village called Aldbourne, population 2,000, in fine summer weather and today I am sat in Xi’an a Chinese city of…