Taklamakan Desert, China – August 28, 2014
August 28, 2014
China! We finally arrived in Kashgar, the Magical City of the Silk Road. Our cute guide, Zhang Zhiqiong, was waiting for us. An English major, she chose the rather unusual name of “Green” as her English nickname. Why? Because she was born on Earth Day.
Our 30-day driving schedule across China arranged by NAVO will be grueling, and we have no time for blogs. Google, Facebook and Twitter are blocked in China. We just wanted everyone to know we are fine.
September 1, 2014
As for our journey across the Taklamakan Desert, we chose to first start on the southern end, then cross the desert and continue along the northern edge to Dunhuang on the east side. (Kashgar-Mingfeng-Taklamakan crossing-Luntai-Turfan-Dunhuang)
We stayed overnight in the middle of the Taklamakan Desert on the outskirts of the only settlement along the route, Tazhong.
More some other time!
Gary and Monika