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Sunday 9/27/2020 - Wulin (from Balokun County about 152km, total 4175km) Reached Camels by bike!!!


It is a great feeling, I can tell, you pass a hill and suddenly there is a mother camel cow and her kid sitting beside the road and wondering about this strange vehicle on the road! I did ride my bike for 4000km, to make such a great experience! This was for me a very special event, since camels are for me a symbol of being far away from home....

And now getting the awareness, that I am 4000km away from Shanghai is another big thing....


But between my last blog and today have changed other things I want to mention:

  1. My mountain climber motor got too hot on the way up to Tianshan Temple (from Hami at 800nn to the temple 2766nn, so really a hard climb!). So therefore my city and mountain motor is missing. Will try to get it repaired with strong support from Xiongda in Urumuqi the next days....

  2. Since entering Xinjiang, there is a lot of guidance by the police. They take care a lot about my safety, so I had to get transported on a towing car for 160km from Xingxingxia to Hami, and sometimes I am accompanied by the police on the road. It works quite well, so Sam and me feell more safe in a region, where I even feel no thread....

  3. New bio-region: North of Tianshan there is a nice grass land: Wide, huge, and farmers here are growing similar plants like I know from my home...made me feel little homesick... I don't know why, but the first harvester for barley I saw with a brand name written on it: "Fortschritt" (which means progress in German), I shortly had the idea, it cannot be far to home... After I passed the Tianshan Temple suddenly I could drive in a forest of needle trees! I was not experiencing a forest for 4 weeks. Such a great surprise! I did enjoy and praised god for the forests we have on this planet!

  4. Weather cold now Surprisingly two days ago the climate was changing from warm to cold. We had to stay a night in the countryside, and we chose a (little ugly but warmer than outside) shelter along the road. Getting up our temperature sensor told us: 0°C! This was the coldest night in my life.... Looks like it is staying cold like this....

  5. Lamb meat so delicious On every corner you get lamb here! Yesterday we had lamb BBQ! What a nice meal!


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