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Turpan

Silk Road, China

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…

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Yungang Grottoes

Silk Road, China

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…

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Torugart Pass

Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan

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…

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Ulak Tarnish

Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan

Spectacular scenery as we cross the Kalmak Ashu pass, 3.400 meters. Due to its high elevation, Kalmak Ashu Pass is only open from about June to October as it’s covered…

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Altyn Arashan

Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan

Camping in Altyn Arashan a valley and mountain resort near Karakol and Issyk Kul Lake. It lies along the trekking route from Teploklyuchenka. Much of the area is a botanical…

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Issyk Kul

Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan

Been bush camping for the last three days, lovely smell :-), after crossing the border into Kyrgyzstan. Temperature around 38°C. Spectacular scenery, it’s a pity the Odyssey crew don’t stop…

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The Silk Factory

Silk Road, Uzbekistan

The Silk Factory at Margilan just outside Fergana. First time I’ve seen them spin and weave silk, interesting. The silkworms are fed with fresh mulberry leaves until the worms spin…

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Samarkand

Silk Road, Uzbekistan

Samarkand second largest city in Uzbekistan known for its mosques and mausoleums. It’s located on the Silk Road, the ancient trade route linking China to the Mediterranean. Prominent landmarks include…

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Uzbek Puppet Wedding

Silk Road, Uzbekistan

Theatre seems to have emerged in Central Asia in the 4th century BC, and was known as Maskara, in which performers wore masks. Puppet performances are recorded from the 1st…

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Bukhara

Silk Road, Uzbekistan

Situated on the Silk Route, Bukhara is more than 2,000 years old. It is the most complete example of a medieval city in Central Asia and another World Heritage Site….

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