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Feb
2018
Cycling to the Three Gorges of the Yangzi
Posted by: Karl Schlinger /710
Our Three Gorges bike trip which is scheduled for this year’s Sept 20 combines a selection of the most prominent historic and cultural sights of China with a great and authentic experience of rural and urban life in the heart of the country. On top of this, you get to discover great varied landscapes on […]
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Jan
2018
The China Internet Travel Guide (Spring 2018)
Posted by: Karl Schlinger /3661
When you go on tour with us through China, you will most certainly collect many interesting stories to tell your loved ones at home and take great pictures worth sharing with your colleagues and friends. However, these things can be a bit tricky in China, where the Internet is protected by a “great firewall” and […]
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03

Nov
2017
Cycling up the Doi Suthep // Loy Krathong in Chiang Mai!
Posted by: Karl Schlinger /1470
23-Day Cycle Tour through China, Laos and Thailand, Day 22: Day trip by bicycle to Doi Suthep; celebrating Loy Krathong in Chiang Mai.   Even though yesterday had been our tour’s last official cycling day, we had a special treat prepared for all enthusiasts looking for another sporty challenge: Doi Suthep, a magnificent buddhist monastery […]
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02

Nov
2017
Last stage! Cycling into Chiang Mai
Posted by: Karl Schlinger /1460
23-Day Cycle Tour through China, Laos and Thailand, Day 21: Cycling 87km on mostly flat terrain from Chiang Dao to Chiang Mai. Nice weather, but a few too many punctured tires.   Time flies! It seems like only a couple of days back when we started our three country trip in Southern Yunnan… but it’s […]
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01

Nov
2017
A Freezing Morning in Thailand
Posted by: Karl Schlinger /1630
23-Day Cycle Tour through China, Laos and Thailand, Day 20: Cycling 98 km from Thaton to Chiang Dao. Chilly morning, pretty warm afternoon. Who would expect Northern Thailand in November to be really cold? We didn’t – but today we had to learn the hard way as we gathered for breakfast on the pretty riverview […]
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Oct
2017
White temple, yellow noodles
Posted by: Karl Schlinger /1240
23-Day Cycle Tour through China, Laos and Thailand, Day 19: A four hour boat ride on the Kok river and 20 km of cycling to Thaton.   This morning we went to see the White Temple of Chiang Rai. This temple was built about ten years ago by the wealthy Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat who […]
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Oct
2017
Goodbye, Mother Khong!
Posted by: Karl Schlinger /1060
23-Day Cycle Tour through China, Laos and Thailand, Day 18: Cycling 114 km from Chiang Khong to Chiang Rai.   The Mekong is the source of all growth and life of the whole region we travel through on this tour. The locals call it “Mae Khong”, which literally means “mother khong”, and reflects the great […]
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Oct
2017
Two relaxed days on the boat
Posted by: Karl Schlinger /1180
23-Day Cycle Tour through China, Laos and Thailand, Days 16 and 17: A two-day and 750 km boat ride upstream the Mekong. Crossing the border from Laos to Thailand at Huay Xai.   From Luang Prabang we started on a two-day trip up the Mekong. The Mekong on high water as it is now, admittedly […]
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Oct
2017
Up for a swim in the Mekong?
Posted by: Karl Schlinger /1080
23-Day Cycle Tour through China, Laos and Thailand, Day 15: Cycling to the Kuangsi Waterfall and going for a swim in the Mekong   Today, on day two of our stop in Luang Prabang, we went on a day trip to the Kuangsi-Waterfall. The falls can be found about 20 km downstream of the Mekong […]
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Oct
2017
The Beat of Buddhism in Luang Prabang
Posted by: Karl Schlinger /1100
23-Day Cycle Tour through China, Laos and Thailand, Day 14: Exploring Lao’s city of kings   Luang Prabang is a city with a special atmosphere. As the ancient capital of the Kindong of Lan Xang, the city had a political significance for many centuries. The political and economic center of Laos is now Vientiane – […]
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