Kashi Tianyuan International Hotel
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The sun is nearly 3 hours behind Beijing time so it is dark when we wake at 7 to the strains of 'We wish you a Merry Christmas' coming through the window. Later in the day, as our feet get drenched to 'Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer ' we realise too late that this is the warning signal of the mobile water sprinklers as they patiently patrol the …
Tues, Oct 8
We have a very early leaving time of 7:30 because we have 700 Kms to cover today - the most miles of the trip. I skipped the breakfast of the hotel that involved ordering and paying the night before and instead bought some Muslim bread at the local market yesterday. It was sort of like a giant bagel without a hole - very crusty and very good. I also picked up a couple weird fruits at the supermarket yesterday but they were weird and not very tasty.
... it down for me.
Thursday 27 June 2013 Mahala’s birthday
We had a long drive day of about 12 hours and put back the beer o’clock time till 5pm when the infamous 10 and James and Mahala had a bit of a party while travelling on the truck to celebrate Mahala’s birthday. Due to the heat the beers slipped down quite easily and before I knew it I had had 9 5% pints and was singing the greasy chip butty song again. Most of the truck have learnt the ...
... are slowly bulldozing one block at a time in the name of progress. In a few short years there will be no old town left and they will have lost one of their biggest draw cards for tourists.
Leaving Kashgar behind with our rucksacks a few kg's heavier full of warm clothes, we drove off towards our next stop of Turpan. The scenery along the highway literally didn't change for days, a rocky mountain range of red, brown and green jagged stone, devoid of ...
... China's westernmost city. Home to the Uyghurs, a Chinese minority group who are Muslims, Kashgar felt more like the Middle East than China. And for the trivia buffs out there, The Kite Runner was filmed in Kashgar.
The silver lining of the cloud of Shenzhen port delays was that we were in Kashgar on a Sunday, and thus able to experience both the Sunday livestock market and the Bazaar (the latter is held daily but is at its peak on ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKashi Tianyuan International Hotel
The beds are very hard, even by Chinese standards. The rooms are comfortable if rather bland. I stayed on the 7th Floor and even at 1am the Karaoke bar on the 5th Floor was still audible. Breakfast is disappointing. Coffee is instant and the juice more like squash. There are not many non Chinese options. I have opted for toast and a fried egg. There is no wfi in the hotel but a hard connection is available in the room. There are restaurants close by and I did not eat in the hotel.
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