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The Silk Crossroads of the World

July 15th 2007
The Silk Road has been connecting people for centuries, bridging spice traders with silk caravans long before backpackers every discovered its trails. It was here, in the most accidental fashion, that I met people from every corner of the world. I had come to Xinjiang, China to experience its unique and singularly Uyghur culture. Instead, it is the unexpected diversity that makes Kashgar the cr ... read more
Asia » China » Xinjiang » Kashgar

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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