At an village next to the Karakul Lake near Tashkurgan in southern Xinjiang, the children there taught us how to dance like the Kyrgyzs.
Monthly Archives: July 2015
The Train from Hell
“Why is there no air-conditioning in the train?”
“Why can’t I open the train window?”
“Why is there no hot water to drink?”
“Why did the fan stop working?”
“Why is the hot water bottle leaking” Continue reading The Train from Hell
Walking in 70C Heat at Turpan, Xinjiang
At 2nd lowest point on earth and the hottest spot in China, we were overcome by the 70C ground temperature at the ancient city of Xichang in Turpan, Xinjiang.
这年是我们去看许多著名的中国地点的一年。寻常如果在中国住了14年，会去看长城和九寨沟等，但是我们从来都没有去过。这次我们去甘肃的时候我们经过敦煌看著名的莫高窟。 Continue reading 独一无二的莫高窟
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.
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