May 2011 - Page 1

May 2011

Travel notes from the road through Xinjiang in western China...

Getting in the Game

A bit of history about Kashgar and the surrounding region...

Closing out the land of the Dragon...

The last leg in China along the outer rim of the Taklamakan Desert to Kashgar...

A Fell Voice on the Air

Fairy tales and epic adventure through the mountains south of Urumqi...

The Beautiful Pasture

Rest and recuperation in Urumqi...

Ground to a Halt...

A few comments about Turpan, and the wind brings me to a dead halt...

The Slough of Despond...

Some tough stretches leaving Gansu and moving deeper into Xinjiang...