Monthly Archives: September 2010

Silk Road Oasis – Kashgar (Part 2)

Kashgar.. Exotic and Eclectic (Continued from Part 1) Exotic and eclectic, 2 fitting words to describe Kashgar.  Eclectic in the way that it is divided into modern, rapidly developing zones and enclaves of old buildings dating to several centuries ago. … Continue reading

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A Tibet Outside Tibet (Part 2)

Xiahe’s Ambiance (Continued from Part 1) Xiahe, a small town of about 60,000 has a laid-back, relaxed pace of life that is a refreshing change from the busy urban lifestyle of Taipei as I’ve known.  The 7 nights I stayed in … Continue reading

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Cosmopolitan Ürümqi

Ürümqi is the capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, a city of Han Chinese, Uyghur, Hui and other nationalities.  The climate is very dry (laundry always dries within a day) with plenty of sunshine as it’s located furthest from any … Continue reading

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Near the Roof of the World – the Karakoram Highway (Part 2)

Here are the images missed in Part 1 and a video of the day trip:

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Near the Roof of The World – the Karakoram Highway (Part 1)

Passing through stunning scenery and linking China to Pakistan, I had the privilege of visiting parts of the Karakoram Highway for a day trip from Kashgar; Karakul lake was our destination.  The ride up the highway was dramatic: glaciers, jutting mountains, … Continue reading

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