29th July 2014
Halfway across the Taklamakan Desert heading for Turpan. Long drive days 10 – 12 hours with temperatures nearly up in the forties centigrade. 🙂 Turpan is China’s Death Valley. At…
23rd July 2014
The Yungang Grottoes are ancient Chinese Buddhist temple grottoes near the city of Datong in the province of Shanxi. They are an outstanding example of the Chinese stone carvings from…
27th June 2014
Torugart Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3,752 m located in the Tian Shan mountain range on the border between the Naryn Province of Kyrgyzstan and…
26th June 2014
For more than a thousand years, Kashgar was a key city along the Silk Road, the 7,000-mile trade route that connected China’s Yellow River Valley with India and the Mediterranean….
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