Their epic journey is nearing its conclusion!
Chinese fans Hais Liu and Libao have spent the past ten days tackling TLC Bet’s ‘Journey to the West’ Challenge, bidding to make it from Beijing to St Mary’s without the aid of air travel.
The pair are now closing in on Southampton, having made it to Europe, and are on schedule to arrive in time for Saturday’s Premier League game against Newcastle.
Hais Liu and Libao marked the start of their trip with a visit to the Great Wall of China, where they proudly displayed the Saints flag, before boarding the Trans-Siberian Railway, in Beijing.
From there, they embarked on a train journey of more than 5,000 miles to reach Moscow, where they stopped off for a visit to the Spartak Moscow stadium before watching the Premier League game against Bournemouth with a group of Russian-based Southampton fans in a bar near Red Square.
They have since made it to Berlin, where they met a host of Southampton fans by the Brandenburg Gate, with stops in Amsterdam and Paris still to come before their arrival in England.
The challenge is being undertaken in association with TLC Bet, Southampton’s Official Asian Betting Partner.
If you’re heading to the game against Newcastle this weekend, be sure to keep an eye out for Hais Liu and Libao, and give them a warm welcome to St Mary’s.
We’ll update you on their progress, or tune into the below for more updates:
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