Tuha Petroleum Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... while the rich kids have scooters. There were kids in military attire as well. I could be the first non-Uighur speaking mayor of Turpan with my many nods and smiles more often than not getting a reply. The number of scooters is amazing, parked here, there and everywhere. A shirt must have been a knock off, reading 'Prosche'.
A rum and coke was handy over a bit more computer time. Stef suggested a beer at John's Cafe. I was heading that way when I realized a ...
... a spot with great pix and prices and opted to try our improved Uighur ie point and show 'one' on a finger.
Shot the **** with Shannon about the group. He noted Ahmed had complained to Lou that 'x' had got 3 nights solo whereas his chance had been just 1 night solo. All the little headaches a guide has to process.
The food was great. Other than my mistake in ordering a pineapple beer [or was it cider?], the snow peas with thick ...
... are almost no bicycles. There are, however, many thousands of motorcycles. And there are also thousands of 'tricycle' cars. Like a pickup truck. But in front is a steering wheel like a motorcycle, and the driver has no roof over his head. One person can sit next to the driver. And I have seen, many times, a woman driver, often with infant in one arm, head scarf defiantly fluttering in the wind. These women surely are liberated. Sometimes a man in the back. But ...
... pretty clearly, with even hair and skin remaining. The bodies make up the central exhibit in the museum and are fascinating and unsettling in equal measure - despite being thousands of years old, they are still pretty lifelike corpses. The museum also includes a range of extremely well preserved other items - such as wooden implements and even food from millennia ago.
Having spend the morning in the town we took a taxi out ...
... br> First mosque of the trip
By 6pm, the sun wasn't quite as hot in the sky, and we went out to see a third sight in the area. The Emin Minaret is a 300-year-old mosque, making it relatively new by regional standards. It's one of the few mosques open to non-Muslim visitors, so we were able to go inside and have a look around. But, other than it being notable as the first mosque of what are sure to be many on this trip, it wasn't really ...