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on the road to Kashgar, crossing Xinjiang Province on a bike

July 28th 2013
I am in Kashi (Kashgar)! Kashi is the last big town on my way out of China. From here people can go on to Pakistan, Tajikistan or Kyrgyzstan. Kashgar is famous for being the heart of the Uyghur community and for its old quarter around a big mosque and a very colorful Muslim market. I have been dreaming of this place for years, imagining what it would be like to wander around the old Uyghur town. I ... 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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