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318.8 km in one day...it was hard but nice feeling at the end.

Oct
14

I was back again to Beijing where I should wait for a letter to receive from Japan. as I wrote before luckily I had a nice place to stay with a lovely family. They were taking care of me so good. I was actually feeling embarrassed after they were doing a lot for me, but in the other hand as a person who is always away from family, friends and his family life, it is lovely to have sometimes people who take care of him that way.
It was like while staying at home and my mum would offer me foods which I like the most and she cooks twice a day just to treat me. so I tried just to enjoy

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Having some days off from Beijing

Oct
11

After few days in Beijing and staying mostly at home it was time to have some days off on my bike through mountains.
I had a look at the map and I designed a journey for 3 days. Meanwhile a friend called me and offered me to stay with her family in Beijing.  Mrs Morassaee and her husband Saeed Khoshroo with their 3 kind girls were people who I was going to meet after coming back from mountain.
They moved to Beijing a few months ago and she is one of those who is following my radio reports and after she learned I am here I Beijing

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Start cycling in China with Bamboo

Sep
27

Finally after nearly 5 years it was time to return to my old track, where I left my bicycle and I went back to Iran. Almost 5 years passed, time goes by so quick and I would never expect to leave my bike there for 5 years.
In February 2009 I left my bicycle and all my stuff somewhere in Nanjing and I went to Shanghai to extend my visa. Following 2 dreams at night made me decide to leave and go to Iran without turning back to get my bike with me.
While I was in Iran in the very few months, my best friend went to Nepal and he drowned in a river while kayaking.

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Workshop and tree planting in Beijing

Sep
26

One of the most important things I should have organized before I arrive to Beijing was to find a school for my project.  I didn’t have many contacts here in Beijing and my only Chinese friends was away in holiday, so I wrote to Eve, my Swiss friend who I was going to stay in her apartment.
I knew Eve since I Was in China last time going back to February 2009. In that time also she was hosting me.
I wrote her and asked her for any possible contacts for schools. In the other hand October holidays were just on the corner and I wouldn’t have much time to organize many schools.
after she wrote me back some email addresses and also websites for international, British and some other schools I found a link to a kind of NGO who are.....

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After Nonjing and decission to return home

Feb
20
(I had just 2 more days left on my visa validity and I had to be in Nanjing on Friday before my visa gets expired...so I cycled 305km in a day before Nanjing till 5:30 in the next morning on Friday. So I could go to the immigration office to fix it) but cycling that much in one day needed some mentally power especially in that cold, windy and rainy day. I just could think of strong people I knew to keep going and stay strong. since a week before that I had 2 times a dream that I left my bike and stuff somewhere and I went Iran…it was not the right time as I use to visit the family every September and it was just late January. So I didn’t care of that dream even I would like to ignore it...I didn’t go back home so soon like that. I went to the immigration office and the answer for visa extension was NO!! After 2 days I found the best way is going to Shanghai to the Iranian consulate they might be able to do something.
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Planting tree in Livingstone American school...Shanghai

Feb
14

Planting tree in Livingstone American school...Shanghai

I sent some requests via CS( couch surfing ) to find a place to stay in Shanghai. Darcie who as an American teacher in Shanghai wrote me back saying she is not able to put me up but she is able to help me to plant a tree in her school with kids. After she talked with Dan who is her flatmate, Dan kindly invited me to his class to talk and he organised a tree to plant as well.

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Wuhan to Nanjing and doing crazy on the last day

Feb
09

Wuhan to Nanjing and doing crazy on the last day


Effie and her parents came to my hotel to say goodbye. It was a bit sad to leave them and say goodbye to them but I am belong to the road and there was another warm hands I was looking forward to touch them. we had a short visit in my room and after they loaded me with some foods and chocolates I left Wuhan city. 
I was thinking I will have 650km to Nanjing and I decided to do it in 6 days and cycle 110km a day. But actually it was wrong and I had to cycle for 750km and it made me do something crazy on the last day. I was on the road again after 2 days rest in a very comfortable room so I was ready for having some hard working days.

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Wuhan and meeting Mr Wang

Jan
31

Wuhan and meeting Mr Wang

I arrived to Wuhan in the afternoon and after I lost my way to the hotel I called Effie "Mr,Wang daughter", finally I found a way and I cycled toward hotel. They were waiting for me for such a long time and even they came to the road to pick me up. Me met on the bridge which is crossing the Yangtze river.

His friend and his family were companying him and after I checked inn they took me to a very nice Chinese restaurant to have some food. I was planning to stay here for 2 days and on the next day Effie came with her friend to pick me up and show me around the city.

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Daniel and his lovely family

Jan
31

Daniel and his lovely family

Daniel came through as an angel and I recovered myself in his house. The way his family looked after me was just like my own family and it seems they were looking after their son. I am really impressed with Chinese hospitality and if I want to talk about people who I met in my journey and talk about hospitality easily I can say that Chinese are on the top. It is true that they don’t start communication…I think they are a bit shy or hesitate to start communicating people specially foreigners and you have to be the one who rise his hand to start communication but as soon as they start talking and as soon as they come to you they will treat you such a priest. Everywhere that I just stop for a drink they feed me. Everywhere I stop to pitch my tent they easily give me a room and I am just happy to experience cycling through China.

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These days I am in Iran working on the Association. ( www.weneedtrees.net ). I decided to stop traveling for a year to establish the association and afterward I will continue my journey through South America. 
I am living in Tehran at th emoment. Hopefully the Association will run smoothly very soon, where I can be free to move on again.