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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
... in the Turpan Basin, as well as a hall of impressive dinosaur fossils. It was surprisingly good and informative for China! There was also a good exhibition of well preserved mummies from the 6th Century, which were pretty scary to look at in the eye. Next stop was lunch at John's Information cafe where we both sampled the veg fried rice. From here we hired bicycles and cycled to the Uighur Old Village. this was an interesting ...
... powerless to change or influence things. However, when I realised what a political nightmare this trip was going to be, I was very happy become Switzerland. Maybe if I had been more involved I could have helped steer a course through the upcoming troubled waters, but I might have had the exact opposite impact, fortunately I was an enforced spectator so had no choice but to sit on the sidelines.
The group had been formed the previous August, now 10 months past, ...
... br> Our previous cumulative journey time on Chinese trains totaled more than 72 hours; that was 72 hours of pure torture combining the discomfort of the 'hard seat' (appropriately inclined forward at 20 degrees for added distress) with the experience akin to being surrounded by a mob of barbarians who had failed to discard any of the savage habits of primitive man (I am referring to fellow Chinese train passengers).
On the fateful morning of ...