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14 Jul Posted by in China | 1 comment

Abdullah, my Uyghur guide of the Flaming Mountains of Turpan

Abdullah, my Uyghur guide of the Flaming Mountains of Turpan

Abdullah is a young Uyghur boy. He is running in the narrow dusty streets of Turpan under the desert’s burning sun. The green vineyards and the wheat fields of the oasis provide many places to hide and play for the kids of his age. Five times a day, Abdullah prays. He is Muslim. Often he ...

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Karakoram Highway Hitchhiker

Karakoram Highway Hitchhiker

A lost lake in a lost place; Karakul Lake Karakul Lake: 3,600m altitude, 200km from Kashgar, 200km from Pakistan. It is 1pm, and 4 hours earlier I was in one of the hottest places in China, on the edge of the Taklamakan desert, in the city of Kashgar. Between here and the city, there’s 2300m ...

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