Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring in China on Friday, 2nd-November-2012. In Yongdeng. I sorted my flight home today! Which I find pretty sad, really, but it’s got to end sometime. I did only allow a year for the trip and that’s now passed!
Flying home from Beijing. I decided Kunming could take quite a lot longer as it’s very hilly, and Shanghai is the furthest one away, which would also take a lot longer. Still a bit worried about the weather, though!
Went for a haircut this morning and had a bit more taken off than I would have liked, but it’ll soon grow! I quite enjoyed myself in the hairdressers with the three youngsters; they spoke some broken English. People always like to practice, which I am always more than happy to oblige. You hear them talking and asking each other what to ask next.
I went to buy some deodorant today (try and explain that one!) And was shown suncream and hair remover. I did eventually find some, but it was for women and in a pink container. So I got bored with it all and gave up!
Whilst this was going on in the shop with a crowd of people trying to help, there were two young girls, Mary and Jae; they later told me that was their English names. Mary, spoke very good English and she helped me to get this deodorant thing sorted. We then went for something to eat It was nice to have a conversation in English, she also explained to the people in the restaurant what I was doing, as they were always asking me questions.
Don’t forget the main reason behind my ride. I want to raise as much money for cancer research charities as possible. After my wife, Josie, died of breast cancer in 2007, aged only 42. Even the smallest donation helps. You can donate to Cancer Research UK or the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation. Click on either one to donate. Every little bit helps to rid the World of this cruel disease.
You can also follow my progress and see where I stop each night by visiting the Where’s Garry web page; there, you’ll find a map of the route I’ve taken so far.