We depart from London at 2235hrs to Guangzhou (formally Canton) and fly with China Southern, and expect to land at 1705hrs local time (+7hrs) on the Monday 13th. We then have a wait of five hours until we board the plane to Kunming at 22.25hrs arriving 0055hrs on Wednesday 14th. Hopefully we will arrive at our hotel around 0100hrs for a few hours sleep before the start of the cycle ride.
Arrived at Guangzhou at 1705hrs! Bang on time… after a very long 10hrs seated just in front of the loos and with the minimum amount of leg room on any flight ever made – excruciating! Anyway, John and I have found a comfortable placebo lay our heads for five hours and hopefully get some kip. Watched Logan on the seven inch screen – good film! Its 33c here but expect it to get a bit cooler when we get to Kunming.