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... script in writing, as they are Muslim.
Later I went for a walk to the supermarket to buy some Coke Zeros and check out the night market which was supposed to begin at 8:00. I went back to the hotel but those headed to the night market had already left. At the night market, I couldn't find any of the group but I ran into our Chinese guide, "Rambo". He wasn't in the mood for street food so we went to a small local restaurant nearby. For ...
... with Karena, Sara, and Stephanie. At the first restaurant, it was too full. So, we walked to the one on the left hand side of it. As we were eating, some creepy guys next to us tried to talk to Sara. They said, "brown pizza." We were confused. (Forgot my camera).
Then we walked back to the hotel. We ran into Fr. Gene. He walked across the street when there were cars coming. Afterward, he got a taxi. Lesson learned: Don't always trust a Jesuit with his thinking.
... you call this progress?
As we checked out the old town of Kashgar, we got the feel of the Uighur culture still alive. Central Asian style bread, Uighur skull caps, muslims flocking to the Idkha Mosque for Friday prayer, and lots of lamb, laghman and plov for sale at the night food market. Stepping a few streets away from the old town, and we could instantly see the ‘Progress’ in action. The people looked more Han Chinese, the buildings were bigger and ...
... I woke feeling a bit worse for ware, probably as a result of that street vendor’s wares! And so I ducked out of the sightseeing trip that morning, which in hindsight was a result, given that the team got dragged 40kms in 40c heat to see a Disney like water feature, with garish lighting and music to ensure the bitter pill was even bitterer!
Later in the day, I ventured out for a walk in town to clear my system and had a small bite to eat, well I say ...
Today, the plan is very simple:
Late wake up
Update the blog
Eat healthy food (veggies and fruits that we are missing a lot)
Go to see the old Mosque
Take the 12 hours train to Kuche (hard seat, no bed)