Kashgar

Enjoyed Kashgar one more day

[ Sept.1996 ] On the third day in Kashgar in the western part in Xinjiang in China, we rented a bicycle and went to Afaq Khoja Mausoleum. I struggled to pedal on the slope with…

Kashgar

The exciting bazaar in Kashgar

[ Sept.1996 ] The bazaar in Kashgar, the town in the western part of Xinjiang in China is genuine. In Turpan a few days before, I had been disappointed at their bazaar, so this time…

Urumchi

A great time at the market in Urumchi

[ Sept.2020 ] We went to Urumchi by bus from Turpan in China. Again the bus was a clunker and it took about 5 hours. On the way, I saw the scar from the flood…

Lanzhou

The market full of vitality in Lanzhou

[ Sept.1996 ] Coming back from Xiahe in Gansu province in China, which was a completely another world, we stayed in a hotel called Yinbin Hotel in Lanzhou which cost 140 yuan ($1 = 8.28…

China

Meeting Sani people in Shilin

[ Aug.1996 ] After sightseeing in Shilin National Park in China, we moved to the village of the Sani people who guided us as promised. The singing woman’s house was a small general shop. They…