I have joined a mad Irishman on a cycling trip around the world.

Monday, 28 November 2011

On the road again...

It has been some time since my last post, and a lot has happened. I did learn to love the hills in Mexico. We had many adventures, including witnessing a night time gaol break, staying in a fighting bull breeder's 400 years old hacienda and getting stuck in the 40kmph head winds in the desert for three weeks. America was like a holiday, cruising up the Pacific Coast Highway, with only one mountain to negotiate. We encountered so much incredible hospitality and met so many friendly and generous people, and had the best fourth of July anyone has ever had ever. 

After a wet but fun camping holiday in Canada with Julian's family, we flew to Tokyo, to begin the Asian leg of our journey home. We stayed with more incredibly generous people there and saw the sights and sounds of the city. After a couple of weeks we loaded up and set off. We'd cycled two km on the left (the right) side of the road, when I had a minor stopping issue and went into the back of Julian. I went over the handle bars and managed to break my elbow. After a couple of visits to the hospital and a few misunderstandings about surgical interventions being (un)necessary, I flew home. Julian continued our journey alone for the next three months, through Japan, South Korea and most of China. 

We have just met again in Hong Kong and are about to cross the boarder to China where we will resume cycling. I am very excited to be on the road again, camping, riding, and eating plenty of dericious food. Stand by for more blogs!