Lots of flat marshy terrain makes for good cycling, though we also have many more mosquitoes. Today we cycled a majority of the distance to Хабаровск and are camped between the road and the railroad tracks. My cell phone keeps saying “call barred” when I try to send a location update, so these will have to wait until Хабаровск.
It was a little warmer this morning. No need for mittens as I cycled in flat terrain. There were many marshy areas and some trees. The road was narrow but of good quality. Our first stop was at a cafe in 22km. Just a few kilometers later came Смидович. We rode into town and found a small store. People here were both friendly and curious. We were asked if we were Italian! There was a nice central square and an old market. At 30km, we left Смидович and were back on the big road. We stopped briefly at a roadside store at 59km. After this it started to get much warmer and we started passing a few more villages. The people from the villages would have their produce out for sale. We made one last stop at 95km, refilled on water and camped not much further on.
103km today, 10928km across Eurasia [Photo: 250, 252, 254]