From departure in Shanghai.
Provinces crossed: 5 (Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan, Shaanxi)
Punctures: 5 (Oli, on indestructible Schwalbe Marathon tyres: 5, Matthieu, on very destructible Chinese tyres: 0)
Days of rain: 2 (one on-road, one off-road, both pretty miserable)
Power stations: 28 (including 20 in Henan province)
Coal mines: 13
Restaurants that only serve noodle soup at lunch: 5 (out of the 5 we stopped by between Zhengzhou and Xi’an)
Terracotta warriors: 8000
Songs on the playlist at the SPR cafe in Luoyang (the one cafe that has Wifi in the whole city): ONLY ONE . Quite catchy… But for 3 hours, really?
Solutions for a better civilization: 1