Full Speed Ahead

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19th September 2017 We head out with a long schedule of places to see and so catch the metro to start with the place furthest from our hotel and then the intention is to wend our way back as we …

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Urumqi On Foot

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18th September 2017 And so it’s just the two of us again as we start the final week of our China trip. We did enjoy the Wild Frontiers tour and we were with a great group of people but some …

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The Beginning Of The End

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17th September 2017 Wild Frontier’s original itinerary for this trip had us going to Kashgar’s Sunday market – on a Saturday. They then had to shuffle the whole itinerary forward a day but by that time we had already booked …

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Proper Coffee!

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16th September 2017 After a week of moving on westward every day through the desert, it is good to finally stay in a city hotel for a few nights. Kashgar is a place we had heard of on the Silk …

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History Rebuilt

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15th September 2017 With the interesting change of itinerary yesterday we find that we have time on our hands, having missed out on the camel ride this morning returning from the non-existent desert camp. The local agent is still on …

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Not As Described

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14th September 2017 It’s tiring work this sitting on your backside in a coach for 6 or 7 hours with nothing to do but watch the scenery going past (and catch up with listening to podcasts). We’re still heading west …

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Kizil Caves

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13th September 2017 With the time difference between Beijing and local times, we have a leisurely start to the day and are still one of the first to breakfast. As we leave the hotel to start our day’s sightseeing I …

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Deal Of The Trip

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12th September 2017 It’s another early morning train arrival – though fortunately the last of our trip – and so we are bleary eyed as we pull in to Kuqa (Kucha) and manoeuvre the bags out of the train. As …

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Ruins And More Ruins

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11th September 2017 We have a long day today as we do not catch our train until nearly 11pm but, luckily, we do not have to check out of our hotel until 2pm Beijing time. Local time is 2 hours …

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Dunes And Caves

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9th & 10th September 2017 It’s 240 miles from Jiayaguan to our next destination of Dunhuang and the good news is that we don’t have the hassle and discomfort of an overnight train. The bad news is that we are …

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