No wonder people think kids in China ride pandas to school. There are so many things that get lost in translation. Once I was in a zoo in China and instead of saying “beware of old branches falling”, it said, “beware of old bras falling”. Instead of “caution: slippery floors”, the sign said, “caution: slip carefully”.Continue reading Mao Blood Flourishing
Have you ever feel lonely when you are traveling by yourself? Well one easy way to solve your loneliness is by staying at youth hostels. At youth hostels you can meet all sorts of people, and you bound to find somebody that is going the same direction. Continue reading Friend Finder
“How much does it cost?” I asked the driver, with Joani and Olivia looking on with their puppy eyes at the driver and two other persons in the automobile.
The driver made eye contacts with his passengers to get some feedback and then he shrugged, “No need. It’s free.”
We tried not to show our jubilance at the hearing of the good news, but it was too hard to keep it in. Olivia, Joani, and I had been waiting at the road side next to Lake Karakul of Tashkurgan in Xinjiang, China for more than 1.5 hours. Forty-four cars or trucks had passed us but we still were not able to hitchhike a ride back to Kashgar. To our greatest joy, we finally got on on the forty-fifth try! Continue reading Enjoying Hospitalities in Xinjiang
At Kashgar, we were invited to a wedding where we saw how differently the Uighur danced.
One unique feature of the sheep in Xinjiang that we had not seen any where else is their fat and flapping sheep butts! Watch this video.