Turpan, the Uyghur Heartbeat in North Xinjiang August 24th 2011 To continue with my dramatic week in Xinjiang Province -
Once the hostel in Urumqi was sorted I hopped in a taxi to go across town to the bus station. I had heard that Urumqi is just another big Chinese city, so it’s best to get out of it asap. I wanted the next bus to the Uyghur town of Turpan. One had just left and the bus station staff were trying to advise me as to my options. The next ... read more
Asia » China » Xinjiang » Turpan 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
This blog will be what it says in the title: The Great Walsh of China - an Irish Grannie in China.
That's me - I'm a "mature traveller" which means I'm on the sunny side of 65 and I've been getting around a lot in recent years. My five kids have grown up and are scattered throughout the Western world. I now have four delightful grandchildren. For some years I've been taking overseas assignments so I can see the world and meet the people in a way I could never afford as a tourist. I first came to China in March 2011 to do an office job in Beijing. I had a great life but had to retire in J... full info