Last province in China! Immediately after crossing the border, you could feel the money drain away. The dual carriageway turned into a B-road, but still with plenty of trucks. Later things improved though. Plenty of fireworks places too – here’s where Double Happies grow up to be tuna bombs
Beihai was a pretty cool town, nice and laid back. From what I can see of the renovations, it may well end up pretty busy in a few years, with lots of identikit hostels and bars, attracting “hardcore, independent travellers”…who want to be able to speak English everywhere. For now though, it’s cool.
A chance trip into a bike store brought about an invitation to this Christmas party. Not exactly traditional, but lots of fun. Especially when we joined in the party games, not understanding a word of the instructions. Plenty more photos here.
Riding with Rudolph?