in the nick of time: we hardly knew ya, Kashgar!!!

I woke up today to this article in one of my rss feeds and reading it saddens me to no end! The Cradle of a culture, down in rubble !!! I spent 3 wonderful days in Kashgar and surroundings back in November with 2 great friends of mine.. the city had history...
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THE Picture

On the last day of that the trip, as we were heading back from a sightly disappointing visit to the 1000 buddha caves outside of Turpan, we stumbled across this amazing little place that was not on an map, guide, website or whatsoever... a treasure lost in the middle...
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Silk Road thoughts

It's been a little over 2 weeks that the silk road adventure finished and I've had a bit of time to sit down, take it all in and look back at that memorable journey. I must admit that it already feels like ages ago and yet it also feels like I was there just yesterday;...
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Silk Road day 8: Turpan

We were pretty worn out the previous night from an extended day rushing around Khotan, rushing to make our flight on time and the 3+ hour drive from Urumqi to Turpan. We didn't really get to do much other than grab a bite and crash. We stayed at the Turpan Hotel in...
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Silk Road day 7: Khotan – Urumqi – Turpan

Ah.. it's Friday morning! usually, it's a good morning cuz it's the last day before the weekend hits, bringing along all kinds of fun (at least wishful thinking). This friday is a bit different though! We're definitely not looking forward to the weekend as it is a...
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