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Five and half hours in a fridge

Posted in China, Diaobingshan by folkestonejack on December 17, 2009

A cold start (somewhere around -16 today) but that didn’t deter anyone from venturing out from the bus on the 1km walk to the first location of the day. Mind you, it did give me quite an incentive to complete the return walk as quickly as possible to get my hands on a warming coffee!


In the afternoon we began our five and a half journey to Meihekou over some incredibly ice roads, up and down through mountain valleys on a route you would have looked at in disbelief (even here in China the sat-nav has alot to answer for!). Nevertheless our driver took everything in his stride. In the back most of us were well-wrapped up. The windows were all iced up which was probably a good thing, I’m not sure I really wanted a better view of our overtake of a lorry on an icy hillside road without barriers…

Needless to say, we survived- arriving in Meihekou at around 8.30pm

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