Flying is for pussies. It had been our mantra for months on the road. But when we started thinking realistically about how we were going to get all the way through China to meet London friends in Southeast Asia by mid-December, it was the only smart option. We were rushing through China as it was, and the cold weather had taken its toll on two people who were dreaming of cheap beers in the sunshine.
So we broke our promise of travelling only by land, and flew from Chongqing to Bangkok to meet our friend Meg. Oops. Since then we’ve been bumming around doing the tourist thing in Bangkok and elsewhere. But rest assured, we will be back in China once the temperature rises again next year!!