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The Record Attempt: Crossing the Taklamakan – 14 Jan

Addicted to challenge, we thought the Taklamakan desert would be the ideal place to test how long our bodies could remain upright on bicycles before they passed out from exhaustion. To cycle across Xinjiang there is usually either one of … Continue reading

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China’s Wild West: Trouble in the Taklamakan – 11 Jan

We left Kashgar on 5th January, having spent a very enjoyable few days back in civilisation. This had mostly involved eating, as well as exploring China’s troubled corner of empire, revealing some fascinating and very real tensions between Han and … Continue reading

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