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My Favorite Meal in China Posted by on Jul 23, 2014

When it comes to eating in the Middle Kingdom, your options are practically endless. In such a huge country with an incredibly diverse population, it’s no wonder that there are many different styles of cuisine. For a quick crash course in the major culinary styles of China, check out these posts highlighting the different regions…

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Kashgar (喀什) Posted by on Nov 29, 2011

Located roughly 250 km from the borders of Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and  Pakistan, Kashgar or 喀什 (Kāshí) is a border city of approximately million people located in western Xinjiang Province. The surrounding countryside is almost all desert, with average temperatures sea-sawing between extremely frigid colds and scorching heat (sometimes both happening within 24 hours). It is…

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The Taklamakan Desert (塔克拉玛干沙漠) Posted by on Nov 27, 2011

The Taklamakan Desert or 塔克拉玛干沙漠 (Tǎkèlāmǎgān Shāmò), is the world’s 17th largest desert (and one of the largest sandy deserts), running north-south throughout western Xinjiang, Mongolia and even parts of Russia and Afghanistan. It is bordered by the KunLun mountains to the south and the Tianshan (later post) to the north. Taklamakan is a cold desert, elevated more than…

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The Silk Road, Pt. 2: Kashgar Gallery (喀什画廊) Posted by on Aug 10, 2010

Check out my gallery of Kashgar photos taken along the Silk Road below: