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Old Town, Kashgar

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Exploring the streets of Kashgar

October 4th 2007
We headed out from the hotel at 7:30 am Xinjiang time and the sun was just starting to rise. The streets were very quiet and had a particular smell. Kashgar smells different. I can't describe it. A little musty, a little smelly. Kashgar is probably one of the most major stops in the ancient Silk Road, since it is so far West and convenient entry from neighboring countries. We first visited Id K ... read more
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