14-08-2008 Hekou(河口), Yunnan(雲南省), China(中国) km:149,714

When I cross a Friendly bridge between Vietnam and China, it change my situation. Many kind of things are sold at shops much more than Vietnam. Most things are cheaper than Vietnam. Many people can not understand English, but they tried to understand what I need.

I cycled down about 25 km from Sapa today. It happened flat tire 5 times of my front wheel. I lost 3 spare tubes. It always broke bottom of valves. I thought the front tire is problem that I changes recently. “Specialized POLL 26-2.0” is very weak tire for heavy weight. I bought it at Bangkok was not cheap price. The condition of my bicycle is not so good after bad road.

My bike is illness and also my body is illness.

Yunnan province—There is in north of Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar, and east of Tibet. The land is mostly hilly between 76 m above sea level to 6700 m. I wanted to go to several nice places to see if my health is good condition.
Yuanyang Rice Terraces is beautiful landscape.
Dali is popular touristy city.
Lijiang is old traditional wooden building’s city.
Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the deepest gorges in the world.
Shangri La ever. 3200 m is look like Tibetan world.