The Sichuan Province (meaning Four Rivers) in South West China, is the second largest of China's 23 provinces. Sichuan borders - Tibet, Qinghai, Gansu, Shaanxi, Guzhou & Yunnan.
Did you know that the following were all invented in China?
Ten Top Chinese inventions:
- Alcohol around 2000 BC
- The mechanical clock
- Tea around 2800 BC
- Silk production around 3600 BC
- Iron and steel production
- The Compass
- Gunpowder and fireworks
We grew up in the 'tall poppy' culture of New Zealand, learning NEVER to blow your own trumpet. Now, after 16 years in the cycle touring industry, trying different angles and hunting out the best riding, best local relationships and real and humbling experiences... if there is one thing I am proud to say that we are expert at - it is creating and leading fantastic cycle tours. And besides.. YOU tell us that we do!
Help us to help Fiji get back on it's feet after Cyclone Winston...
Over the weekend the Fiji islands was hit my a massive cyclone, especially hard hit was the northern Islands of Taveuni and Vanua Levu which also happen to be the islands that we run our cycle tours on. We have been in touch with our friends from Nadi on Viti Levu and so far it seems that they missed the worst of the storm and are all OK. We are still trying to make contact with our friends and business partners further north however power and communications are still down in the area.
It is official... our Escape Adventures 'corporate team' will be cycling the Forrest Grape Ride in April! We will also have an Escape Adventures stand at the event. Come and join us!!
You might have noticed..
Escape Adventures is looking a bit stylie! Our old logo which served us well for 16 years has had a wee facelift as has our website. We've gone mobile friendly and added some fresh photo's and a few user friendly gizmos to make it easier to find the information that you want. Have a look and let us know what you think! Thanks to the guys at Hothouse in Nelson for your help!
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