June 17th 2006
Dafan, Guizhou Province
Nothing is simple in China. Jo and I have not had access to the internet for days, so we have been diligently wrting our blogs on the laptop ready to email to Nick. So we eventually make it to an internet cafe, for some reason we can get on to our blog page, but USB keys are illegal here so we can't transfer the megablogs we have written. So we'll have to do it backwards and get them emailed to Nick somewhere where they do allow USB keys.
In short - we're driving, driving, driving. 11 - 12 hours a day. We knew China would be hard but this really takes the biscuit. However, our spirits were lifted this evening by the most spectacular sunset drive through the mountains. It was one of those magic evenings, where the sun was bathing the rice terraces in a golden light and all I wanted to do was sit cross legged on a mountaintop and enjoy the view with a cold beer. Another time!
Loads has happened in the last few days but the full news and schnews will follow as soon as possible.
xx Tired Tukkers