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Day 213 (China): rest day in Kashgar (taking in a new environment)

A wander around Kashgar is really all there was to things today. And it is an interesting town. Although it must have lost much of what used to feel like. It is a city with big streets and lots of neon signs. And some old doors …

I will let the pictures speak for themselves for the most part. I tried looking for the old parts of town and just got lost there for a while. And they are certainly the most interesting of places.

Suffice it to say that I felt somewhat lost here and had my first moment of pushing the limits. This one came really fast - but I don’t get any of the signs any longer and communication is somewhat difficult. And it won’t be getting any better over the next few weeks as I am heading along the Taklamakan I guess. But things turned around quickly. I went to a little alley and saw tons of food stands there. I dug right in and when I left I was thinking that this will be a really interesting time here … I am sure that good things are in the offing.

There were lots and lots of wedding ceremonies today …

1 comment

1 Hamideh { 10.24.08 at 8:57 am }

Hallo, Markus!
(Guten Morgen!)
Hope you are fine.
Congratualtion your arrival to the last destination and achieving 5000 k.m record!
Like you, I think and hope that good things are in the offing.
I read always your travel letters and enjoy the pretty photos you have taken, as if I were there and feel them! thank you so much for sharing us in this unique experience.
From ancient time up now, China has been a mysterious land and I hope you have had very exciting, precious and happy moments and experiences there.
God bless you,

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