Monday, May 31, 2010
Arriving in Jinghe, Xavier and Geraldine have already gone through 5100km (3169 miles) !
On the road to Jinghe, an important traffic jam allowed them to contemplate the surrounding landscapes. So, they were able to observe an atypical herd mixing camels, horses and cows.
Just before arriving in Kyutun, there is the wonderful Tian Chi (celestial lake), located in the hollow of the Tian Shan mountains.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Arrived in Turpan this Monday, Geraldine and Xavier do not have more than 720 km (447 miles) to travel to get to Kazakhstan, second country of the trip.
Outside the city, the two adventurers had the opportunity to visit the Jiaohe city's ruins.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Having gone through 230km (142 miles) since Zhangye, our two adventurers stopped at Jiayuguan, their thirteenth stage.
To get to this town, they had to rise a 3100m (3300 foot) mountain pass! To compare, the highest one in Europe (Col de la Bonette, situated in the Alps) reaches 2802m (3064 foot). Ride over this pass with the Berlingo " Powered by Venturi " demonstrates the reliability of electric vehicle.
After two weeks of journey, Xavier and Geraldine already gone through 2500km (1553miles), or that is more than half of China.
Between Wuwei and Zhangye, rise of the 2700m (8858 foot) mountain pass under the snow. The external temperature then felt to only 0°C (32°F).
In spite of difficulties caused by the state of roads, our two experimented drivers keep going their route. The vehicle shows a big resistance: mountain stages, temperatures drops as well as bad weather did not alter its capacities.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Our two adventurers already achieved 1/10 of the route, that is 1500km (932miles)! They are now at the beginning of the mythical Silk Road.
This stop in Xi'An was the opportunity to visit the city's battlements, as well as the exceptional terracotta army of the emperor Qin.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Arrival of the crew in Shangzhou
While reloading the vehicle in the backyard of a hotel, the two adventurers were able to meet the staff.
Monday, May 10, 2010
As experimented drivers, our two adventurers keep going their route without troubles, despite the quality of chinese roads.
Visit of Wolong Hill, built in 250 in commemoration of Zhuge Liang, a charismatic politician.