Weeks 7 & 8: Stats

Kilometres: 2,879 + 787
Provinces crossed: 8 (Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan, Shaanxi, Ningxia, Gansu, Xinjiang)
The puncture challenge:
Oli: 7, Matthieu: 3 (plus one burst tyre)
Spiders the size of a fist found inside the tent: 2 (identified as Solifugae)
Head shots at the Jiayuguan International Archery tournament: 1 (by Matthieu)

Finally one for the French archers. At last, Azincourt (Agincourt) has been avenged!

Finally one for the French archers. At last, Azincourt (Agincourt) has been avenged!

Temperature of the water out of irrigation pipes: 7 C

Exclusive: one of the very rare images of an adult specimen of Gouldenus Stinkybum washing.

Exclusive: one of the very rare images of an adult specimen of Gouldenus Stinkybum washing.

Matthieu trying to remember Bear's favourite technique to catch fresh salmon

Matthieu trying to remember Bear’s favourite technique to catch fresh salmon

Wind turbines carried by lorries: 48

Beware Tokyo, multiple "wind-turbines" spotted pointing due east

Beware Tokyo, multiple “wind-turbines” spotted pointing due east

Pedicures performed with torture kits: 2 (for the record, we didn’t get our nails painted)

Excited to be hosted by a pretty young thing the boys were disappointed when the boss himself, known as Quasimodo, appeared with his toolkit

Excited to be hosted by a pretty young thing the boys were disappointed when the boss himself, known as Quasimodo, appeared with his toolkit

Dove's new campaign for Real Beauty is the odds on favourite for the Grand Prix at Cannes Advertising Festival 2013

Dove’s new campaign for Real Beauty is the odds on favourite for the Grand Prix at Cannes Advertising Festival 2013

Flying pigs: 7 (well, we didn’t see them flying but their tangled bodies on the side of the road suggested they did pop out the back of their transportation – picture not included)

Anti-riot gear in Xinjiang public buildings: 17 (literally every petrol station, hotel, restaurant has a shield, helmet and baton ready for action at the entrance)

As per all advice, it is  best to keep a low profle through the volatile region of Xinjiang

As per all advice, it is best to keep a low profle through the volatile region of Xinjiang

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