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Xinjiang Countryside Yurt: Pic of the Week

August 11, 2011 | No Comments

Somewhere between Urumqi and Kashgar these nomads have set up tent at the foot of the Tian Shan. THIS is why you take a train when you travel in Xinjiang, not an airplane. How are you supposed to see this through a small hole thirty thousand feet in the air?

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Xinjiang Uyghur Recipes – An Online Cookbook Pt. 1

August 8, 2011 | 19 Comments

Oftentimes when people return from traveling Xinjiang and the Silk Road, the very first thing they want to get their hands on is a Xinjiang cookbook with authentic Uyghur recipes and Hui recipes. Unfortunately such a cookbook doesn’t exist…
…but hopefully this will help.

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Old Xinjiang Tobacco Ad – Xinjiang Airlines

July 28, 2011 | No Comments

You’ve probably never heard of Mohe tobacco. Or Xinjiang Airlines. But this ad from a 1994 inflight magazine will make you laugh.

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What Really Happened in the Hotan Riots?

July 25, 2011 | 15 Comments

On Monday, July 18th 2011, a deadly clash between Uyghur civilians and Chinese police has left at least 18 people dead. According to Chinese reports this includes 2 policemen, 2 hostages and 14 Uyghur. But what exactly happened here?

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The Many Ways to Travel to Khotan (Hotan)

July 21, 2011 | 5 Comments

So you’ve heard of Khotan – also spelled Hotan – and you’re interested to travel there. As early as a decade ago such a journey would have taken days, but recently that time has been cut dramatically. Traveling to Hotan has now become easier than ever thanks to the completion of a new railroad line […]

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