Another world August 21st 2006
Kashgar - when did Central Asian become ‘Chinese’?
For the last five days we have been in Kashgar, an exotic city - the westernmost in China. The region we are in - Xin Jiang - is predominantly Muslim, and in very sense it is more Central Asian than Chinese. As Indie highlighted in his last political opinion piece (some of you may call it a rant), Kashgar represents a land tha ... read more
Asia » China » Xinjiang » Kashgar For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
Along with one of my best mates - Londoner Indie Shah - I plan to travel from London to Beijing and back, via Saigon and Moscow. We'll be experiencing several countries, including China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Russia.
Here's where you will read about our trip, see our photos, contribute your thoughts and share the adventures.
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