Monthly Archives: November 2012

Scary Karaoke and China’s Caucasian Mummies

Urumqi: a place where Han China meets Xinjiang. A relatively young city by Chinese standards, Urumqi was established in the Tang Dynasty- the same time period that Xi’an was in its prime and the Dazu Caves and Leshan Buddha were … Continue reading

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“Not Been to Kashgar, Not Seen in Xin Jiang”

The next morning we all piled into the bumpy van for the ride back to Kashgar. One thing that I noticed along the “highway” was that there were no rest stops.. or anywhere to stop for that matter. On our … Continue reading

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