Day 1 – Xining to Hainan

Posted by on Jun 30, 2012 in 2012 07 Qinghai | 2 comments

Start of another trip. first one by myself and to west china in sometime. the smell of mutton rushing back. the dust. the altitude. Xining is a dump. guess good to be on the road. leave Xining, 40km of bad road. stop for lunch. nice mutton noodles. then climb up to 3700m which was a struggle. things after that easier but tired. altitude makes things tough.¬†Arrive in some overpriced dump of a hotel. dirty, no elec, now working, no hot water and a rip off. same with dinner. so tired don’t really care. whoever named this place hainan needs their head examined. why are these tourist spots so bad. could be really nice here.


  1. Great, apart from the crap hotel/food. What bike are you on?

  2. I don’t think it sounds so great. But all good here.
    Go carefully.