Travel Blogs from Kashi
Day-09: Drive to Sost and continue to Karimabad
Day-10: Drive to Chilas
Day-11: Continue to Islamabad
... and stripped it’s skin of it there and then using the lights from one of there scooters to see. All quite odd.
You may remember I had arranged for my Sheffield United shirt to be mailed to China. I asked the guide if it had turned up and she said no. Then Jill finds out it was delivered to their office but no-one would sign for it so TNT took it back to there depot AAAArrrrrggggg!!! Heaven knows if I will ever see it again although Sophie is trying ...
... authentic we have come across. It was easy to get lost in the happarent windy cobbled paths which only added to the sense of stepping back in time into the days of the Silk Road. We stumbled upon small groups of ladies hand stitching traditional hats, and came across lots of small artisan and craftsman workshops making their wares without a care in the world. As mesmerising as the old town was, many of the homes were half fallen down with no signs of repairs, and ...
On Friday morning we set off on the (refreshingly short at 3 hours!) drive from YeCheng (Kargilik) to Kashgar (Kashi), our final stop on the China section of our trip. As the border crossing we are taking into Kyrgyzstan is closed on the weekends, we've had the full weekend to explore Kashgar, recharge our driving batteries and get our paperwork etc organised for the second phase of the trip: The 'Stans.
Kashgar is home to 350,000 people ...
It is not every day that you drive yourself into China & it is not every day that you drive through 180km of a No-Man’s land, but today I would. I had always thought that crossing from Kyrgyzstan into China would be the nadir of my trip, the most remote part of my journey and the point of no return. In hindsight it was all of these. What I hadn’t counted on was the enormous and never ending scenery or the time change which was a two hour leap not ...