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By Tom Bruce

Around the international bike owner, Tom Bruce, travelled to China with paintings yet evidently couldn't dwell for a month and not using a motorcycle. He bought Valentino, an historic rusty folding motorbike, for a value of £15 from Ebay. After a short makeover, Valentino used to be able to visit China so was once filled right into a suitcase and set free at the urban of Wuhan and the 3 Gorges of the Yangtze River.

This brief e-book includes components. the 1st half comprises the tale of a cycle travel alongside the Yangtze River, the place Tom cycled a hundred and sixty miles at the historical motorbike, climbed excessive mountain passes, ate with locals and travelled by way of motorbike, teach and boat. the second one comprises 5 biking microadventures, exploring the parks, lakes and town middle of the enormous urban of Wuhan, that Tom had by no means heard of prior to vacationing there.

This publication presents an excellent perception into chinese language lifestyles in either rural and concrete parts and includes over 50 photographs of the trips.

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Limassol b 25 370 592. Larnaca b 24 650 477. Paphos b 26 934 410. Paralimni b 23 821 318. Ayia Napa b 23 721 321. Polis b 26 321 113. By Bike The island is too big to get around by bike unless you’re a candidate for the Tour de France, but there is cycle hire in most resorts and you can plan a few simple family bike rides with the help of the Cyprus Tourist Organisation’s booklet, Cyprus Cycling Routes. com. By Taxi Confusingly, there are three types of taxi in Cyprus. Shared taxis are minibuses that split the cost between four and eight people, and pick up from agreed points (usually your hotel).

Kato Paphos (Lower Paphos), the resort area, is hugely favoured by British tourists, who flock here between April and November and in many cases, buy property in the suburbs, one of which, Peyia, famously has more British than Cypriot residents. qxp 9/8/08 8:25 PM Paphos also has a disproportionate number of superb, fivestar hotels for families looking for the full spa experience, exciting children’s clubs and gourmet food. These places include the gorgeous Almyra and the wonderful Paphos Amathus Beach Hotel, with its vast pool that children adore.

Area codes Nicosia 22; Ayia Napa area 23; Larnaca 24; Limassol 25; Paphos 26. Time Zone The time zone in Cyprus is GMT + 2. Clocks go forward one hour on the last Sunday of March and back to standard time on the last Sunday of October. Tipping Although a 10% service charge is normally included in hotel and restaurant bills, it is common to round up bills for Fast Facts: Cyprus Tourist Guides good service. Tip taxi drivers 5%–10%. Toilets and Baby Changing Toilets in Cyprus are pretty civilised but it does depend where you are!

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