Xinjiang... Tian Shi and Urumqi October 2nd 2007 It's been a crazy week, of finding our feet on the road, working out some Mandarin, trying to decide on an itinerary (me and Tegan?? decide things?? ha!) but Xinjiang is truly spectacular.
Beijing was kind of a blur. We'll have to go back if only to meet up with Andy the crazy German and learn some salsa. It was so surreal to stand in Tian'anmen Square and think about democracy protests, Falun Go ... read more
Asia » China » Xinjiang » Urumqi 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