Travel Blogs from Kashi
... skills, but this gesture certainly sold many more butterflies than any rash offer of a ridiculously low price and another beautiful smile. The entrance to the area was a wall with blue and white tiles, with lovely script half way up which indicated the contents within would be Arabic in nature. The tomb itself was pleasing to the eye, a square building decorated with tiles in shades of green, brown and ochre. The ...
... I ran around the truck to watch it burn red and then go out. What a magic moment that was.
We set off at 6am towards the border with China. I had a thumping headache but put it down to altitude. There was a huge queue of traffic at the Kyrgish border but thankfully we overtook it all to go to border control.
The border staff were as friendly as we passed into no man’s land. By the Chinese side, we ...
Kashgar - where the treacherous Taklamakan desert and the Tian Shan mountains meet, is the greatest market city on the Silk Road.
"The city is an oasis, and water gushes through canals that run along the main streets and nourish the trees that provide a pleasant canopy. Even in the broiling summer heat, the lakes and canals keep Kashgar relatively green and cool. Delightful alleys wind between mud-walled houses, little boys fish in tree-lined ...
... and in others, lush alpine meadows carpeted in colourful wildflowers and dazzling apple Blossoms. Each day in Pakistan provides a new and exciting scene because each region is different.
Day-01: Islamabad to Chilas via Babu Sar Pass
Day-02: From Chilas to Karimabad
Day-03: Day free at Karimabad
Day-04: Drive to Sost
Day-05: Continue to Tashkurgan
Day-07: Day free at Kashgar
Day-08: Drive ...
... to dismount - even using one good camel on the ground as an example. After around 3 hours of fun we went back to the road where we found a friendly Ulghur man with a motorbike and cart who after some hand signals agreed to take us into town for 15 Yen. Jen, Tom and then another old farmer got in the back of the cart (onto a carpeted seat) and off we trundled into town, with the wind in our hair and many looks from the locals! We went down ...