Archive for September, 2012

what teahouse?

Day 411: 伊宁 (Yining) = 0km You know how guide books often tend to say retarded things like dive into, […]

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

night markets

Day 412: 伊宁 (Yining) = 0km This is my friend Dario: He decided to accompany me on the last leg […]

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

corn snake

Day 413: 伊宁 (Yining) – 66团 (Regiment 66) = 26,6km 2012-09-03 show on larger map Today we started to walk. […]

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

new old things

Day 414: 66团 (Regiment 66) – 霍城 (Huocheng) = 30km View 2012-09-04 in a larger map When the sun came […]

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

how we became approved

Day 415: 霍城 (Huocheng) – 清水河 (Qingshuihe) = 23,7km View 2012-09-05 in a larger map We left the town of […]

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

master of the wind

Day 416: 清水河 (Qingshuihe) – 霍尔果斯 (Khorgas) = 31,4km View 2012-09-06 in a larger map Today was going to be […]

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

the feeling of home

Day 417: [伊宁 (Yining)] = 0km Same old story: my visa was about to run out. I needed an extension […]

Friday, September 7th, 2012

back to the yurt

Day 418: [奎屯 (Kuytun)] = 0km Early in the morning, we hopped in a cab: The driver was apparently an […]

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

planes, trains and automobiles

Day 419: [奎屯 (Kuytun)] = 0km We only had half a day, but 雷晟 (Lei Sheng) made sure we didn’t […]

Sunday, September 9th, 2012


Day 420: [乌鲁木齐 (Ürümqi)] = 0km First thing in the morning: Go to the central police station and grab a […]

Monday, September 10th, 2012

where did my hair dresser go?

Day 420: [乌鲁木齐 (Ürümqi)] = 0km The visa application had been accepted. All we could do was wait. So we […]

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Germans looking at dancers

Day 421: [乌鲁木齐 (Ürümqi)] = 0km My visa wasn’t ready yet. No big deal, just one more day of waiting. […]

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

last interview in the ü

Day 422: [乌鲁木齐 (Ürümqi)] = 0km I finally got my visa extension today. Yay! :) And these guys made an […]

Thursday, September 13th, 2012


Day 422: [喀什 (Kashgar)] = 0km Today we left 乌鲁木齐 (Ürümqi) and hopped on an airplane: It was going to […]

Friday, September 14th, 2012

nine inch lakes

Day 423: [喀什 (Kashgar)] = 0km Ever heard of Karakul – the “black lake” in the Pamir Mountains? We figured […]

Saturday, September 15th, 2012


Day 424: [喀什 (Kashgar)] = 0km There’s a livestock market here every sunday. Ok, some cows, some sheep, maybe a […]

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

dessert in the desert

Day 425: [和田 (Hotan)] = 0km Yes, I know it’s a tacky title. Anyway… We took a train ride along […]

Monday, September 17th, 2012

I was going to do the same thing in the air!

Day 426: [和田 (Hotan)] = 0km The city wall of 和田 (Hotan) wasn’t very old: Only some parts of it […]

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

parting (for now)

Day 427: [乌鲁木齐 (Ürümqi)] = 0km Today was our last day in this beautiful part of the world. We got […]

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

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