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Travel Journals: Urumqi, China

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Chinese Adventure

We arrived early in Panzhihua, a town straddling a swirling brown river and built in long strips along the steep banks on both sides. We had passed many such towns often with factories belching white fumes into the hazy air. After a quick breakfast ...

Member: Nicky Chick
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Trip in Japan...

Member: Caitlin
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Summer '07 - Heading West

Kanas lake is beautiful. It doesn't feel or look like China. The scenery and architecture are very different, though perhaps it should be expected since it's so close to Russia. Though it's beautiful, travel agents know it, and it has a horrible amo...

Member: Deedee
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Kazakhstan and Urumqi

What a few weeks it has been. Holidays are always a good time to step back and get out of the daily routine we get stuck in so easily. I had a week at home in Shanghai before we headed off to Kazakhstan to visit my parents: prime time to do some th...

Member: Ena and Jules
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On Saturday the 18th we boarded an overnight train from Kashgar to Turpan - an oasis city (famous for its grapes) on the northern edge of the Taklamakan desert. Within a couple of days we went from camping above 4000m to an elevation of 150m below sea ...

Member: Back Pack Trio
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A Central Asian Extravaganza

The shoplady asked us, 'Why are you in Kazakstan?' We paused. Ask us that for Uzbekistan, we would have said: the people, the architecture, the culture, the history, the atmosphere, the fun, etc etc. But Kazakstan... Admittedly it was the worst sta...

Member: Sarah
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