In April 2010, Eleanor Moseman left Shanghai on a journey of more than 10,000 miles, across 3 countries, on one bicycle. This is where she updates from the road.
  1. Transmission from my tent.

    Gotta keep it short.

    9th day along the Taklamakan, 4th day along the Southern Silk Road.

    The nomads are beginning to move back into their mud homes/huts out here. I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like in a couple of months. At least when I return, the afternoon sun will be to my back, rather than burning my face.

    Racing for the border…

    Also, yesterday at sunset, I got to ride along about a dozen wild ass…no, not my bootie…donkies. I saw some more today…they are adorable. Last week I was just thinking how I want a few for my “Gentleman’s Farm”. Jason always told me I’m not allowed to have any animals with hooves…but those are the best animals!

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  2. Snack Attack

    Instant Oatmeal, Raisins, and 2 powder packets of milk tea (for my sugar rush).

    My cooking skills were dramatically improved after touring with Brandon, a trained chef. I’m still working on getting that rice pudding as good as his.

    You can also see by the color of my skin that I got a healthy dose of Vitamin D the other day too.

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  3. So cold in the desert.

    Good Morning! Time to go, again!

    …nice effect from a steamed lens and an orange tent fly.

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  4. Near Korla, Xinjiang

    Strange and excellent cavernous landscape. Xinjiang is not disappointing and it’s getting better and better the further South I go.

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  5. Aiding Hu

    -162 Meters.

    I have now visited the highest (and in the world) and lowest salt water lakes of China.

    For the past 4 days I’ve been camping under the G30 and getting over mountains with a headwind. My face is so chapped and windburned – bad.

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