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Russians funding low-budget trip round China ... one snap at a time

PUBLISHED : Monday, 01 August, 2016, 1:51pm
UPDATED : Monday, 01 August, 2016, 1:51pm

Three young Russians are funding their travels around China by asking people to pay to have their picture taken with them, according to a newspaper report.

The trio started their travels last month in the Xinjiang region and plan to travel south to Guangzhou and then back north to Beijing after hiking and hitchhiking around the country, the Chongqing Economic Times reported.

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They have prepared signs in Chinese saying, “We can take photos together with you. Please give me some money” and ,“Please give me some money to help with my dream of travelling in China”.

The three have already been to Gansu and Shanxi provinces, according to the report.

The trio were spotted hitchhiking on an emergency vehicle lane in Chongqing on Sunday.

Police warned them not to hitchhike on the road, but also offered them snacks and gave them 100 yuan (HK$115), the article said.

Little information was given about the trio, including details about where in Russia they come from.