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10 Breathtaking China Landscapes in Xinjiang

November 13 | 11 Comments

When it comes to the beautiful Xinjiang landscape, even a simple camera can produce the most beautiful photographs.

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20 Best Xinjiang Books | Travel, History & Uyghur Culture

November 6 | 5 Comments

What are the best Xinjiang books to read? Whether you’re looking to travel to Xinjiang or you just want to understand the situation in Xinjiang better, I’d like to point you toward the best resources currently available to read about Xinjiang and the Uyghur people. Over the years, I’ve read and even reviewed a number […]

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Best VPN for China 2019 (that still works despite the ban)

November 1 | 109 Comments

Update November 2019: As you may know, China has been cracking down on the use of VPNs leading up to the celebration of their 70th anniversary last month. Almost every VPN is experiencing connection troubles, but do the best VPNs for China still work? As an expat who has spent over a decade in China, I’d […]

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Kashgar Traveler’s Guide | What to See and Do

October 30 | 18 Comments

There are plenty of places to see in Kashgar, but not all of them are worth the time and effort. The oasis town of Kashgar continues to be a popular stop for tourist along the ancient Silk Road in Xinjiang, China. It is home to a rich Uyghur culture, buzzing Central Asian markets and plenty […]

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Best Uyghur Food Recipes from Xinjiang, China

October 16 | 30 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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The 2015 Xinjiang travel guide is here!