We recently rode our bicycle from Chengdu across the SW China mountains (Himalayas and Tibetan plateau). We began in Chengdu and visited the Giant Panda Breeding Center. Lucky, our stuffed panda, made the visit with and was not sure what to think of the really really big (to him) pandas. Tai Shan is leaving National Zoo today for the Giant Panda Breeding Center, Chengdu, China. Video of Tia Shan at the National Zoo made him the most popular Panda ever. Thousands tuned in daily to watch his clumsy antics. Read the rest of this article…
Happy Christmas from Bangkok. We’ll celebrate by crossing the International Date Line on Christmas Day.
Bob and Claire Rogers prepare to return home from their adventurous tandem bicycle tour from Tibet to Bangkok.
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We took Zippy the tandem bicycle to ride yesterday go some place said Angkor Wat. Claire told it was a important. It is made of rocks people carved and piled up to make temples to a bunch of gods.
They have scary demons for gods to fight, or something. There is big snakes, elephants, and too, a crocodile carved into walls, and other stuff too.
There are whole armies fighting and different of their big important gods, including Buddha. I’m can’t know how they remember all these gods, but they must have been important for them to do hard work.
Oh, there are 1876 dancing nymphs carved there too, and Bob took a lot of pictures of them.
We went to several other temples that were just as interesting. Claire says we’re going to more today and tomorrow. I’m getting tired, and Bob wants a nap, but Claire says we’ll only be here once, so we gotta keep up to go.
Zippy and me liked the ride back best. It being dark and we no lights. Bob and Claire pedaled fast. We passed bicycles and tuk tuks and even cars. Then me and Bob talked to a little girl selling postcards while Claire got food.
Bob says they’ll put up some more pictures when he finds something called bandwidth. I don’t know what is, but he always grouches about it.
I having fun!
Bill Weir and Alice and Andoni, cyclists we’d met way back in Almaty in 2005, suggested we take a back road to Tiger Leaping Gorge. Read the rest of this article…