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Carla King's Writings

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Short Story
The China Road Motorcycle Diaries
The China Road Motorcycle Diaries
It is my first day alone on the road and I am lost. The mountains of northern China beyond Beijing are vast and enormous. There are no road signs, only larger roads and smaller roads, paved roads and dirt roads. When I stop to ask directions the peasants simply stare because I am the first foreigner they have ever seen, and a woman. Putting myself in their place...
Motorcycle Misadventures
Here is the story of my trip across China, perhaps foolishly taken alone, illegally, and on a Chinese motorcycle. I was the first free tourist to take this journey, with her own wheels and free to wander at whim -- that is, as long as I was successful at dodging the police. My route took me from Beijing...