crossing the desert and ending up in Siberia


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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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Hagit's BirthdayHagit's Birthday
Hagit's Birthday

when the manager of the guesthouse herd Hagit is 28 today he gave us a free bottel of wine
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Hagit's Birthday

Hagit blowing on a lighter since we didnt have candles
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Hagit's Birthday

not a bad birthday dinner. cake, apricots, wine and black coffie from home
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the food - this we eat

the food in Xinjiang province is very good and we are enjoyingvery much he you see a local meal we had - sheep shish kabab, pilaf rice with sheep, grilled fish, bread on the gril with sheep fat and tea. EXCELLENT!
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the food - this we eat

this is the guy that sold us the meal. it cost only 3USD for 2 persons :)
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the food - this we DONT eat

snails cooked with spices
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the local noodles are made of wheat so they are basicaly spagetties. Actually it is said that MArko Polo saw these and brought them to Italy and that is how spagetti was "invented". here we eat them with lamb, peepers and onion
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the food - this we eat

every morning we drink a kids drink we call "AKTIMEL". On it there is a small picture of a stomach so we decided (unilatiraly) that this is good for our digestive system. Yaron cannot stand it
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Urumqi

Urumqi is the capital of Xinjiang. large cities (this one is 1.5million) always have large supermarkets that have everything. still is it supprizing to fine sea fish because Urumqi is the city which is farthest away from the sea in the world 2250km
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Urumqi

kite in the park
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Urumqi

on friday night we saw the opening game of the world cup on a street resturante
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Urumqi

at half time we realized how nice the moon above was



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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