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The Road South  
   

The Road South

Barren lands, on our way towards the Himalaya.
Across the Wild West: Kailash to the Friendship Highway

October 31st 2007
The road east from Horchu was bad and we were climbing up towards the high pass of Maryam La. Those two nights were really cold, but the scenery was great. A big salt lake surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of kiang (Tibetan wild ass). That morning we were able to act as hosts as we shared a cup of tea with a nomad guy who was walking across the vast wide valley, presumably to get to the houses ... 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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