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June 9th 2006
Published: June 11th 2006
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Hi all this week we took a long and hard drive up to the north of Xinjiang (look at the map). it is a very unique area in the boarder of china, Russia and Mongolia because it is the only place in China that have a Siberian taiga Eco-system. . the park is not so new but the tourist infrastructure is all from the past year. it is mainly built for Chinese tourists and we saw no Western people for th... Read Full Entry



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Lake Kanas

the signs still dont make sence - should we step only on the flowers? that is not nice
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Lake Kanas

the signs still dont make sence - a careful snake is indeed danger
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Lake Kanas - Tuva festival

we wer lucky to be part of the yearly festival of the Tuve people. there are only 2000 of them and they gather once a year
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Lake Kanas - Tuva festival

they are nomatic people that belive part Budehism, part Shamen. these are the tribe leaders
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Lake Kanas - Tuva festival

tourists were kept 50m away during the religious celebrations but Yaron did HITGANVUT YEHIDIM to photo this. after chanting for 1/2hr they started to circle the small stupa they built. they also climbed it and put reeds on it
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Lake Kanas - Tuva festival

Hagit said that from where the tourist were Yaron lokked like the only white man in a canibale feast :)
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Lake Kanas - Tuva festival

the alter where everyone through bread as thanksgiving
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Lake Kanas - Tuva festival

after the religious ceramony there were shows and dances with costumes
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Lake Kanas - Tuva festival

relaxing befor the show
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Lake Kanas - Tuva festival

danceing to the crowd
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Lake Kanas - Tuva festival

enjoying the show before they perform
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Lake Kanas - Tuva festival

horses are beening outdated to the help of motorcycles. the parking lot
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Lake Kanas - Tuva festival

selling furs to the festivial people
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Lake Kanas

enjoying the snow in the park



11th June 2006

Happy birthday.
Happy birthday - Hagit. It seems like u have the best Honeymoon/Birthday ever known to men! Keep on like that. Dash to Yaron.
11th June 2006

excellent festival pictuers!
I especialy liked the girls on the rock! too bad you put the deset pictures first. Lake Kanas is the highlight.
11th June 2006

MAZAL TOV!
We also join in wishing Michal and Lior the best! (and are waiting for Lee-Kay's comments as usual)

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