Land farthest away from the seas

Xinjiang is an interesting place to visit. According to one of the guide book, “This is the vast land farthest away from the seas yet full of profound traditions and

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Yurts and Hailstorm

After the Heavenly Lake, we visited the Nanshan Pastureland, where the Kazakhs live and raise their livestock. When we were just about to leave, a hailstorm that lasted about 15

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The trip to Urumqi, Xinjiang

10:00am, Deserts of Dunhuang The bus left at 10:00am and after what happened last night, i wanted to get the hell out of Dunhuang. After three hours in the bus,

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Arrival at Urumqi..

10:00am Urumqi Train Station (Wulumuqi Huoche Jahn) I arrived at urumqi train station and headed straight towards the travel agency. According to the lonely planet, its much cheaper to take

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Get a Job!

Where am I: To get to Qiemo, one must drive across the mighty Taklamakan desert. Thankfully the Chinese have engineered the longest complete-desert road in the world (500 km) through its

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In and around Turpan

Sunday September 3rd We finally arrived at Turpan at 7AM, 13 hours after we left Dunhuang. The pain from my leg had been unbearable for the past few hours. There

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Kashgar and the road to Pakistan

Thursday September 7th I was supposed to meet with Aaron, the irish guy from yesterday at 10PM Beijing as we were planning to go to the International bus station to

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Kashgar and the Karakoram Highway

For English Version please scroll down ! Deutsch Kashgar, Karakol See und der Karakoram Highway Kashgar, gelegen am westlichen Ende der Taklamakan Wueste, war frueher eine wichtige Oase an der

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