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We Two Kings of Orient Are

Silk Road: Lanzhou to Dunhuang

March 30th 2013
The Silk Road has always fascinated me. A few years back I attended the Smithsonian's Folklife festival on the Washington Mall which featured the Silk Road cultures, mostly food, dance, and story telling, for each country along the Silk Road from Turkey to China. It was inspirational! It is difficult to date when long distance trade between the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, India and China ... read more
Asia » China » Gansu » Dunhuang

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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31st March 2013

Lucky you!
I've ridden many camels, but never a Bactrian. Knowing that they are easier to ride and possess a better temperament than the Arabian camel (dromedary) has only increased my dream to journey atop a Bactrian camel even more.
3rd April 2013

Bactrians are definitely the way to go!
I think you will find your personalities compatible. You will have to do Central Asia, though. Then you can change your profile picture to show an adorable Bactrian camel!

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