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Magical Sand and Heat of the Taklamakan Desert

“No more!” Joani yelled in frustration and exhaustion. “I am not taking another step.”

Joani began to argue on the crest of the great sand dunes of Dunhuang.

Hike up the sand dune was harder than we expected.
Hike up the sand dune was harder than we expected.

It was 8pm on July 21st and the golden sun was setting beautifully close to the horizon sending a warm breeze towards us as we struggled mightily to go up the sand dune edge. As we took one slow step after another, our bare feet sank deeply backers down into the sand such that it felt as if we remained in the same spot. We can visibly see the sand flying over the crest, quickly covering over the footprint left by the person in front of us. Continue reading Magical Sand and Heat of the Taklamakan Desert