Day 13: Exploring Qiemo (Cherchen) March 8th 2018 We are at Qiemo, about to move on tomorrow (by bus?) to Ruoqiang.
An excellent breakfast, after which we decided to explore. Oddly enough we noticed that the reception staff, so helpful last night, were the opposite today – very nearly rude, and unwilling to divulge such information as the way to the bus station (1000 metres straight along the road!). Anyway, we set off and I may say that we ... read more
Asia » China » Xinjiang » Minfing 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