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Travel Blogs from Turpan
Turpan is an old city with a long history. Traces have been found of humans living there, dating as far back as 6,000 years ago. The city was known as Gushi in the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD); and in the MingDynasty (1368-1644), it got its name Turpan, which means 'the lowest place' in the Uygur language and 'the fertile land' in Turki. Turpan …
Museum no entry w flip flops
Ping pong 58 yuan
Outdoor market, couldn't order food
Lunch at shopping center-chicken burger & skewer
Foot massage 98 yuan
Ramen 5 yuan, hot water on train
Green Raisins 30 yuan kilo
3 bunks in soft sleeper
Reggie has seen 23 **********s
... guessed this was due to the racial tensions between the Ulghur and Han Chinese. Finally we arrived into Urumqi at 10pm, and as we were too tired to search for a new restaurant we headed straight to the Tex-mex and shared a chicken fajita and vanilla milkshake! Tom also rang Charley Joang's cafe to secure an overnight camel trek for tomorrow. Shattered we walked back to the hotel for bed. Stayed at Green Tree Inn, Urumqi [T&J Rating: ...
... I wanted to try to find a compromise. I pointed out that on 2 nights in the first week the bikers had already cancelled camping and stayed in a hotel, but that this hadn’t prevented the car drivers from camping, which they had. I felt keeping the group together was less important than ensuring everyone was doing what they would like to do. So I suggested that maybe for the remaining 28 days, we view each day as a potential camping day, so that the car drivers could do their ...
... in the morning and decided to cycle to the main attraction of the area: the ancient city of Jiaho, 1700 years old, and one of the first cities of the Han dynasty. All that remains to this day is a naturally fortified mud-ruin where people can walk around, striving to imagine what the city looked like in its days of glory. The place is interesting though, especially when we come across a French guided ...