Cycling in Yunnan

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Cycling in Yunnan

Postby MEversbergII » Feb 18th, '14, 09:20

This is a video by a Dutch couple done in Yunnan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZqvJxeMFz8

Back in 2010 they did a 1100 km (!) trip around the prefecture. Sadly, there's nothing about tea, but you do get to see a bike (Flying Pigeon) powered cotton candy machine!

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Re: Cycling in Yunnan

Postby Teaism » Feb 18th, '14, 09:33

Wow very nice! If cycling plus tea is even better!

Cheers!

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Re: Cycling in Yunnan

Postby MEversbergII » Feb 19th, '14, 10:36

Ah yes, I remember peering through that. I think it's time for a proper readthrough...

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Re: Cycling in Yunnan

Postby Noonie » Feb 23rd, '14, 18:57

As an avid cyclist, who likes travel (though isn't doing much interesting travel of late - young kid...) I will put a cycling trip through a tea country on my bucket list! Thanks.

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Re: Cycling in Yunnan

Postby Chip » Feb 24th, '14, 12:35

This sounds exciting! Combining two passions into one trip.

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Re: Cycling in Yunnan

Postby MEversbergII » Feb 24th, '14, 21:12

Clearly, we all need to mountain bike to that remote former taoist temple.

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Re: Cycling in Yunnan

Postby Chip » Feb 24th, '14, 21:17

MEversbergII wrote:Clearly, we all need to mountain bike to that remote former taoist temple.

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I will let you go up first, call me when you get there, and then I will come. :mrgreen:

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Re: Cycling in Yunnan

Postby jayinhk » Feb 24th, '14, 21:58

I'm up for a tea bike tour in China or Taiwan if anyone else is :)

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Re: Cycling in Yunnan

Postby MEversbergII » Feb 25th, '14, 09:08

Perhaps some day! Right now I'm lucky if I can afford tea :p

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Re: Cycling in Yunnan

Postby jayinhk » Feb 25th, '14, 10:49

It's a lot cheaper for me--I need an expensive visa for China (I'm not a Chinese citizen, British on paper), but once I have one I can just wheel my bike across the border! As for Taiwan, I can fly for $200 or less at certain times of year!

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