Travel Blogs from Kashi
... 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 ...
... with a travel agent, which is asking for 400-500 USD for two of us. We consider this price as unreasonably high (so far we spent less than 300€ for 7027 km) and decided to travel via Irkeshtam by bus tomorrow. We visit the everyday Sunday market in the afternoon and after sunset I accomplished my mission to taste sheepshead, got even 1 extra brain for free :-) 7027 km since Hong ...
... with little or none road rules applying. I am sure the little buggers are trying to snag a tourist to lodge an insurance claim as they seem to come at you from every direction. You take your life in your hands every time you cross the road. I normally wait for a local to start and tag along. We had another power cut so after navigating our way back home we finished up having noodles in the dark at a stand near our hotel. About 20 feet away the locals killed a sheep on the ...
... You could even pick up a few scorpions if that's your thing.
At times though the tensions come to a head between the minorities and the Han Chinese, with the result being exactly as you would expect. The most recent uprising was in 2009 and left over 300 Uighurs dead. Still today there is a huge Army presence with riot police a common sight in full riot kit on major junctions and city squares.
The old town in Kashgar is one of the best ...
... off and into the desert. It would be spent sightseeing and fortunately watching the first Test of the Lions Tour to Australia, which we were able to stream off an illegal site. I don’t normally like downloading content, but I am a Sky subscriber and I pay for the Sports so didn’t feel too bad to be pirating their signal. We ended up having 8 of us crammed in my room, watching the game off my small Mac screen.... it made for a lot of fun. Tomorrow it would be off to the desert.