Kashgar - Saving the Best Til Last! August 31st 2011 When I arrived in Kashgar first, before I went up the Old Silk Road, I had a good look aorund the fabulous Youth Hostel. I saw on the notice board a request from a Uyghur young woman saying something like, “I would like to take you on a free tour of my home town of Kashgar. I will improve my English while I tell you about Uyghur culture and customs.” I had noted her number and called her that ... 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
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