Tashikurgan September 14th 2014 Tashikurgan provincial town, 230km south of Kashgar on the Karakorum highway - a focus of this trip, the town is still in China but only 14km from Tajikistan, a quick look round town and is has all changed again, 60% of locals from Tashikurgan, different hats & they might kiss your palm for a greeting, generally not really pleased to be Chinese. The whole area is steeped in history, back to Han Dy ... read more
Asia » China » Xinjiang » Kashgar 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
Family man, live in Northumberland, with Heather and 3 grown children.
Engineer, design, build and mostly fix machinery, travel worldwide.
Retired Canoe'st, big White water was the thing, Europe every summer, then Norway & Chile!
Motorcycling started with Trials competitions, many years ago, still have TY250 but too little time.
started on road bikes commuting few years ago.
China Jolly started, when Heather bought me the book 'Adventure Motorcycling Handbook' and I've watched too many other people do it, (certain series with two GSs).
So my 50th Birthday present is an expensive luna... full info