It’s a long journey from Maastricht in the south of the Netherlands to the Chinese capital Beijing, especially when you use your thumbs to power the trip. But students Shaokang Li and Dandan Zhang managed it – hitchhiking across 13 countries and 40 cities in Europe and Asia in a journey that took them 63 days and opened their eyes to the world.
A year has passed since their grand voyage home. Curious about their experience and their new life, RNW’s China Desk went to visit the young couple in Beijing.
“The journey reshaped my world view”
“In October 2011, my girlfriend Dandan and I both graduated from Maastricht University. Student life h...