Since leaving China I've sat with my cat and a bad cold by the fire at home in Paihia, been reminded of what a New Zealand winter feels like (urgh!), caught up with friends (usually over some kind of chocolate item), flown to Vanuatu, been ziplining over an 80 metre canyon (definitely some peer pressure involved there), snorkeled among florescent blue fish and seen my beautiful big sister get married to a wonderful man. I have also, just when I'd stopped looking, been offered a job. A pretty awesome job in fact, a short term contract with an organisation that I've dreamed of working for for quite some time.
So, like all of my plans, the cycling one is being modified. I've decided to think of the China leg as a warm up for the big journey to come.
Anyway, there's nothing like a little 3 month detour to Wellington in between the Tibetan Plateau and Kazakhstan, right?