Upon reflection June 11th 2013 After a murderous 8 hour bus ride, three bus loads of us arrived at the Urumqi airport, all seemingly making their connecting flights as they were still sitting on the ground held up by high winds.
I hailed a taxi, flashed a bit of envelope the travel lady had written the name of the hotel on for me and hoped for the best.
Except for a bit of the after match blues the next morning, I was hap ... read more
Asia » China » Xinjiang » Urumqi 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