Blogs from Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, Asia - page 6


Asia » China » Xinjiang » Urumqi August 31st 2007

It seems like we have attracted nothing but bad Karma with Air China because as soon as we arrived in Urumqi, we were not able to get our luggage for almost an hour because the baggage door was stuck. Our local guide, Razeil, is so beautiful. She looked chinese/middle eastern mix. She is Uigher, one of the 56 minority chinese in China. Uigher makes up 48% of the population in this providence. The minority chinese are exempted from the one baby policy. Oh yeah, after my lost opportunity to take a picture of the Temple of Heaven, I decided to open up my camera and see if I can figure out how to fix the shuttle. I noticed one of the flaps was stuck so I just stuck finger in and pushed it up. I guess ... read more

Asia » China » Xinjiang » Urumqi August 28th 2007

Sorry I haven't updated for so long. Theres been much thats happeneded but as I'm not the best writer I'm just going to put photos up so they can speak for me... ... read more
Kazak dress-up
Fun in Tian shan
Chinlish signs

Asia » China » Xinjiang » Urumqi August 17th 2007

Today is the second day of our 16 day tour of China. We flew in from Beijing yesterday and will continue east along the general path of the ancient silk road until we get to Xi'an. After we arrived yesterday, all 60 students in our group from TBC went to the International Bazaar. We shopped for a few hours amid the scarves, jewelry, and other knick-knack items. I did not buy anything yesterday because I wanted to know a good price before I bargained, but I asked around for starting prices for the scarves. In the afternoon, the tour guides had us board the buses, and a few minutes before we were out of town we stopped along the road to pick up some Kazak musicians. We were then driven two hours out to the Heavenly ... read more
A Random Camel at the Bazaar
International Bazaar
Fruit Vendor

Asia » China » Xinjiang » Urumqi June 14th 2007

XINJIANG, CHINA - (June 2007) Sat 9th - Fri 22nd June 2007 - (Urumqi) After an over night train from Dunhuang during which time Hee gained an admirer which unfortunately for him was a middle aged Chinese man who wouldn't leave him alone, we arrived in Urumqi the capital city of China's north western desert province, Xinjiang. Xinjiang has in the past been known as 'Eastern Turkestan' but is now known as the 'Uighur Autonomous Region'. Like Tibet, the majority of the population are not Han Chinese but Uighur who are more central Asian in out-look than Chinese. Like the Tibetans, the Uighur have a completely different language and seem to get a bit of a raw deal out of China and according to who you speak to, seem to be treated in some instances as ... read more
"Heavenly" Lake
Emin Minaret - Turpan
Sunset in the desert

Asia » China » Xinjiang » Urumqi April 15th 2007

Back on the road again and back to china. It feels good to be able to use some of my Chinese again (however little) and eat delicious Chinese and Xinjiang food! I'm on my second day after 24 hours of sitting in airports, planes and more airports. I think I annoyed the lady sitting next to me on the flight from Sydney to Beijijng, oops. To waste the time I watched a very sad movie and started crying, then to feel better I watched some comedy shows and could help bursting out with laughter! When I did eventually arrive in Urumqi I was so tired and restless at the same time I didn't know what to do with myself. I was taken to my appartment which is very nice. I have a washing machine (luxury) a ... read more

Asia » China » Xinjiang » Urumqi January 5th 2006

wie bereits erwaehnt, sind wir in eine neue welt eingetaucht, in das am wenigsten "chinesische" gebiet der kompletten volksrepublik china. sowohl von den ethnischen gruppen als auch kulinarisch. auf den pfaden der seidenstrasse reisen wir im geschichtsreichen xinjiang (wortl. neue grenze) die eine flaeche so gross wie westeuropa umfasst, aber lediglich 13 millionen menschen leben hier. mit 3000 km entfernung liegt sie am weitesten weg von jeder kueste weltweit. also isoliert aber auch geschichtstraechtig. unter vielen kriegerischen auseinandersetzungen zwischen den herschern der wuestenkoenigreiche hatte diese region zu leiden. fuer china ist dieses gebiet ueberlebenswichtig geworden, denn nicht nur dass es an viele nachbarlaender grenzt, sondern hier liegt auch unter dem wuestensand begraben ein wichtiger schatz: oel, das fuer die energie chinas sorgt. ein landstich der extr... read more
kulinarisch ganz was neues

Asia » China » Xinjiang » Urumqi May 5th 2001

After the Heavenly Lake, we visited the Nanshan Pastureland, where the Kazakhs live and raise their livestock. When we were just about to leave, a hailstorm that lasted about 15 min broke out. Yiren was overjoyed to see stones of ice falling from the sky. It was indeed once in a life time experience for us. ... read more
Traffic Jam
Yurt Visit

Asia » China » Xinjiang » Urumqi May 4th 2001

Travelling through the scenic Heavenly Mountains... ... read more
Heavenly Lake
Yummy Ice-cream

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