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The Mountains over Almaty  

The Mountains over Almaty

Almaty - Urumqi: Through the Dzungarian Gate

May 26th 2011
And finally we're here! There's been a bit of a break, as we've been very limited as to internet access since Almaty... We left Uzbekistan on the 6:43 to Almaty; a journey of approximately a day and a half. The first stage was nice and easy, as usual, until we hit the border crossing, then the usual interminable wait set in. Fortunately the departure from Uzbekistan was less frau ... read more
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Chinese Flag 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
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