Made it to Dechang. Again didn't look like much on approach with apartments going up on the outskirts, but a nice little town once inside. Hit the road 0830, again a tough day of heavy undulations - slow up slow down, following the river, valley floor and G5 highway (which looks very quiet, 2m shoulder and more favourable grades - I might try cycling on it in the coming days even though bikes aren't allowed) Rolled into town at 1600 drained. Will have a rest day here to recover. Found some accomodation after 4 attempts, a nice friendly mum and daughter put me up in their hotel and let me use the internet. Wandered around town, ate and relaxed.

09/04/12 - Rest Day, wander around town, relax, recover.

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