The Great Wall

At the Great Wall of China. Dale, Keith and Linford.
At the Great Wall of China. Dale, Keith and Linford.

Charity Update

Many thanks to those that have donated.

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A big thanks to those donating after the team have finished the ride. It’s much appreciated – including of course all those that have contributed along the way.

Week 17 Summary: A weeks R&R and The Great Wall

This week the team have hung around Shanghai and re-visited the sights that our Grandad saw in 1932 when he was there with the British Army. These are some of the postcards he collected at the time [we think he probably didn’t have a camera: Ed]. Our Grandad (Linford’s Great-Grandad of course) was born in 1910 and ran away to join the army at the age of 15 (he lied about his age!) and was therefore 21 or 22 when he was in Shanghai.

You can find information here about what the British (and Japanese) were doing in China in the early part of the 20th Century and how it all came to an end with the revolution in 1949.

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The Nanking Road
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Thibet Road
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Shanghai Bund
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Shanghai Garden Bridge
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Shanghai
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Shanghai
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Shanghai
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Shanghai, Bund
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Shanghai, Bund
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Shanghai, racetrack
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Shanghai North Station: this building now houses the Shanghai Railway Museum

So the boys relaxed for a bit …

Shanghai views
Shanghai view
Shanghai view
Shanghai view
Shanghai views
Shanghai view

Naturally they had to visit the zoo to see a panda.

Panda at Shanghai zoo
Panda at Shanghai zoo

They also took the time to visit the Great Wall of China. I think they took a high-speed train to Beijing and then were driven out to hike a section of the wall. They met a photographer along the way – hence the posed photos!

At the Great Wall of China
At the Great Wall of China
At the Great Wall of China
At the Great Wall of China
At the Great Wall of China
At the Great Wall of China
At the Great Wall of China. Keith.
At the Great Wall of China. Keith.
At the Great Wall of China. Keith, Dale and Linford
At the Great Wall of China. Keith, Dale and Linford
At the Great Wall of China. Dale, Keith, Linford and the photographer!
At the Great Wall of China. Dale, Keith, Linford and the photographer!
At the Great Wall of China. Keith, Dale and Linford
At the Great Wall of China. Keith, Dale and Linford
At the Great Wall of China. Linford
At the Great Wall of China. Linford
At the Great Wall of China. Photographer, Dale, Keith and LInford
At the Great Wall of China. Photographer, Dale, Keith and LInford
At the Great Wall of China
At the Great Wall of China
At the Great Wall of China. Keith
At the Great Wall of China. Keith
At the Great Wall of China. Dale and Keith
At the Great Wall of China. Dale and Keith

At the Great Wall of China

At the Great Wall of China. Keith
At the Great Wall of China. Keith
At the Great Wall of China
At the Great Wall of China
At the Great Wall of China
At the Great Wall of China
At the Great Wall of China
At the Great Wall of China
At the Great Wall of China
At the Great Wall of China
At the Great Wall of China
At the Great Wall of China
At the Great Wall of China
At the Great Wall of China
At the Great Wall of China. Keith and Dale
At the Great Wall of China. Keith and Dale

Rylan had already flown to Japan earlier in the week but the others, Dale, Keith and Linford, took the ferry on Tuesday 8th October from Shanghai to Osaka (Japan). A journey that takes about 48hrs. They arrived on Thursday the 10th to begin the Japan section of the trip.

Leaving Shanghai on the ferry.
Leaving Shanghai on the ferry
Dale and Keith. Farewell to China
Dale and Keith. Farewell to China

These are a couple of shots from when they were crossing the East China Sea.

crossing the East China Sea
Crossing the East China Sea
crossing the East China Sea
Crossing the East China Sea

Overland To India

See how Ben and Jess are getting on as they take a more southern route across Asia to India. You can catch up with them here. An excerpt is below.

This week they battled through Kazakhstan and then into Kyrgyzstan and the city of Bishkek.

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7 thoughts on “The Great Wall

  1. Well done boys, fantastic what you have all achieved. I have really enjoyed reading the blogs (never realised that Dale had such good journalistic skills. ) joking apart riding all day and managing to write at least 200 words is an achievment in itself.keep it coming.

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