Still no telephone communication


1. Beijing 02.04.08

2. Beijing 03.04.08

3. Beijing 04.04.08

4. Beijing 05.04.08

MAP 1 Beijing-Yingxian

5. Beijing-LouCun 06.04.08

6. Lou Cun-YudouCun 07.04.08

7. YudouCun-Laiyuan 08.04.08

8. Laiyuan-Wangzhuang 09.04.08

9. Wangzhuang-Hunyuan 10.04.08

MAP 2 Yingxian-Taiyuan

10. Hunyuan-Dai Xian 11.04.08

11. Dai Xian-Xinzhou 12.04.08

12. Xinzhou-Taiyuan 13.04.08

MAP 3 Taiyuan-Linfen

13. Taiyuan-Pingyao 14.04.08

14. Pingyao 15.04.08

15. PingyaoHuozhou 16.04.08

16. Houzhou-Xiangfen 17.04.08

17. Xiangfen-Hejin 18.04.08

MAP 4 Linfen-Weinan

18. Hejin-Heyang 19.04.08

19. Heyang-Dali 20.04.08 Heyang-Dali

20. Dali-Xi'an 21.04.08

21. Xi'an 22.04.08

22. Xi'an 23.04.08

23. Xi'an 24.04.08

24. Xi'an 25.04.08

MAP 5 Weinan-Hanzhong

25. Xi'an-Mazhao 26.04.08

26. Mazhao-Yangxian 27.04.08

27. Yangxian-Mian Xian 28.04.08

28. Mian Xian-Ningqiang 29.04.08

29. Ningqiang-Guangyuan 30.04.08

MAP 6 Hanzhong-Mianyang

30. Guangyuan-Jianmen Pass 01.05.08

31. Jianmen Pass-Zitong 02.05.08

32. Zitong-Loujiang 03.05.08

33. Luojiang-Chengdu 04.05.08

34. Chengdu 05.05.08

35. Chengdu 06.05.08

36. Chengdu 07.05.08

37. Chengdu 08.05.08

38. Chengdu 09.05.08

MAP 7 Mianyang-Maoxian

39. Chengdu-Dujiangyan 10.05.08

40. Dujiangyan-Miansi 11.05.08

41. Miansi-Maoxian 12.05.08

42. Maoxian 13.05.08

43. Maoxian 14.05.08

44. Maoxian 15.05.08

45. Maoxian 16.05.08

46. Maoxian 17.05.08

47. Maoxian 18.05.08

48. Maoxian-Chengdu 19.05.08

49. Chengdu-Chongqing 20.05.08

50. Chongqing-Wanzhou 21.05.08

51. Yangtze River 22.05.08

52. Yangtze River-Wuhan 23.05.08

53. Wuhan 24.05.08

54. Beijing 25.05.08

55. Beijing 26.05.08

56. Beijing 27.05.08

57. Beijing 28.05.08

58. Beijing 29.05.08

59. Beijing 30.05.08


English Version 44

Thursday 15.05.08

Another night in Maoxian. Two quakes during the night. One of my new friends Gerard thinks there were 4. He`s dreaming of moving to the US where his sister is living, so he`s good at speaking English. Senior 3 class 4 has got kitchen just beside my tent, so they keep an eye on me and I don`t miss anything. Twice breakfast and I now have: an egg, an apple, a mango, a bottle of water and a milk, besides what I had in my bag already. The "stunt" of the day is dropping of 2 x 25 containers with parachutes, they are clever not to hit the centre but the surroundings even they`re dropped from high altitude. 4-5 helicopters arrive probably to carry injured people to hospital in Chengdu.
Now I`m just waiting for the teachers meeting to end because I`ll try with the help of Xia Wei to find out if the Danish embassy has been in contact with the local authorities. If so they should know that I`m safe back in Denmark.
After the teachers meeting there`s a meeting for the students so it lasts long. And later Xia Wei is busy but late in the afternoon I get hold of him and he thinks it`s a possibility.

The students are applausing the speech of the vice chief No buildings were broken down completely Grade 3, class 4


Before getting further on I suddenly see a westener in the street together with two Chinese. The school gate nearby has just been locked so I have to go all the way to the main entrance where I take my bike that`s in a room there and reach them down at the big bridge. It`s a Canadian and two Chinese Americans. There are also some Australians and more Americans so we are around 10 totally. We exchange "news". I think they are thinking too bad about the Chinese authorities. Tell them about my plan of maybe getting a letter with a helicopter. Yes, that might be a possibility. In two days it should be possible to walk 28 km up north and catch a bus for Jiuzhaigou Airport where there is air connection with Chengdu.
When I return and have had something to eat Mr. Xia arrives with two soldiers and ask if I can write a note they can give to the helicopter pilot in the morning? He`s a real Chinese this Mr. Xia! He had tried to talk to the headmaster but he was busy and didn`t have time, and then he`d met with the soldiers and asked them if they could do him a favour. If it succeeds I don`t know but I am forever grateful for his help which I regard as very Chinese: If the official channels don`t work you use connections and favours. So now I owe him one!
It`s been told that one of the parachute soldiers was killed when his parachute didn`t fold out. It must have been in the first group where you only saw 7, cause in the last group I followed one with my binoculars who had trouble with his parachute but at last succeeded clearing out the "threads".