What happens when a couple of wandering souls fall in love? They move to Guangdong and plan a walk across China from top to bottom, of course!
Lindsay and Abram grew up in Ohio, which is not exactly the place you might expect adventurers to come from. Since then, however, they’ve amassed some impressive experiences that might help them on their journey.
In October of this year, the young couple will begin their on-foot trek down China. Their route begins in a far-off northern corner of Heilongjiang province, in a county called Mohe. The walk down south will take them through ten major cities and across nine provinces, before finally ending up in Sanya, Hainan. According to Google Maps, that’s a distance of 5,674 kilometers and 1,162 hours. Hopefully they don’t get tired of each other.
And while a long haul like that could get expensive, we have already found out that it is possible to survive in Shanghai on 130 yuan a day, so they should be fine.
According to their website, Abram, the fifth of eight siblings, has been making long-distance journeys since he was a teenager. When he wasn’t managing his family’s landscaping business, he was making road trips across the US and traveling around the world.
At 22, he moved to Alaska to work on a fishing boat, eventually weaving his way back to Ohio, where he was reunited with his childhood sweetheart. Before they got married, Lindsay was taking photos and trips around the world. This January, the pair moved to China and are “currently living and prepping in a small town north of Guangzhou!”
The journey will be shared across several social media platforms including Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook.
We’re hoping for a timelapse vid — like the one this German walker made on his trek from Beijing to Urumqi — and while the plan looks great, we would make one small tweak, the best way to experience China is on a pair of rollerblades.
By Matthew Patel
[Images via Walk Across China]