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Xinjiang: Turpan to Urumqi

October 3rd 2007
We head via bus 3+ hours to Urumqi from Turpan. Urumqi is the capital of Xinjiang province. On our drive over, there is nice scenery - view of the snow on Heavenly Mt, large salinized lake, wind farms, and mountains. Quite a nice drive. Except for... ok, this is gross, beware: We stopped at a rest stop and I had to go to the bathroom since I had two cups of coffee with breakfast - it was the m ... read more
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Chinese Flag 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
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