We leave Chengdu for a few days in the direction of Xi'an, the ancient capital of China. With a little delay due to computer problems here are some pictures of this promising region but that we unfortunately do not have time to fully cross bike.

Tea in China, we drank every day. But one day, a Chinese rich met at a restaurant in Leshan invited us to his home and offered us a traditional tea ceremony!

Some go on honeymoon around the world cycling the flower to the rifle, others do it for a cause: the environment. We shared our host Warmshower Chinese link with Kim and Simon housing, an adorable couple Vietnamese-Australian traveling for planet. We have discussed about their commitment and their motivations for the journey they are undertaking today. They departed from the Viet Nam and will join Paris with as objective the conference for the United nations climate which will be held in...

Kangding, surprising city after the crazy day of bus that we you tell the last time, we had all weekend to rest and visit the city of Kangding. We were very surprised by the very presence of Tibetan culture in this city Sichuan which starts yet to be far, Tibet. Everywhere in the streets we crossed Tibetans and their beautiful typed faces and their characteristic clothing. We crossed also many monks (and nuns) in their dresses...

Landscapes breathtaking, adorable and very curious people, very nice meetings and great generosity: Welcome to the Viet Nam! Traditional clothes have marked us, the women are beautiful and stylish: their caps are surprising and change radically from one region to another. Driving is everything but sports, in anticipation and the constancy of the speed, it is surprising, but it is fast!

That's it, it's been a month that we are in China and 7 months of travel in any. Quick return on this last month...

Attention week theme: we lose almost this week to run after our visas. The wicked Lady of the PSB (Police Security Bureau) of Kangding simply did not renew us our visas (not want), we have the leave for Leshan in extremis and lose 2000 m altitude hard-earned crammed into a bus (sniff!). The nice ladies of the Leshan PSB did their job and we have issued our visas in 48 h!

I must say, we like good food. In addition it is French... Going Slowly before leaving for our year on the road I followed Tara and Tyler, from the blog goingslowly.com. They were about our age, are Americans, it is computer scientist and is good photographer and she loves cooking - suffice to say I have immediately hooked, both for original ideas in the development of the web site, as for my big appetite for good food.

Good collars, hostile and arid gorges, Tibetan, and shorten: without being in Tibet, we have anyway! The atmosphere is so surreal that unexpected, it takes the eyes and the heart.

En février France Bleu Haute normandie a fait un reportage sur nous et est allé interviewer les enfants de l’école avec qui nous sommes partenaires. Les réactions des enfants sont tout simplement excellentes ! Bon, par contre il y a un petit souci sur nos voix, c’est à cause des nouvelles technologies ça, ça laisse des surprises parfois 🙂

In this article, climbs, cold, fatigue and difficulties... but also landscapes stunning and beautiful meetings, through a zone that once belonged to Tibet and where this culture was preserved.

We continue again this week to ride with "released patches", couple of french cyclists. We discover the beauty of the gorges of the Tiger and the mountains ensuing. It finished the week with two days of rest to Shangrila.

After many hesitations, we decided to go to rub shoulders with the altitude of the mountains of Yunnan (rather than the region of Guilin Karst rocks). Why this choice rather than another? The beauty of the landscapes, few tourists and urbanization of this area, and then in addition, two other riders will ride with us: Emilie and Jeremiah, released patches! But before you find them, a crazy day ahead of us...