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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

On the road in Xinjiang


Xinjiang, China, May 2009
The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the far west of China. We came from Pakistan by bus over the Khunjerab Pass to this region. It is so different from other parts in China.


Linked to ABC Wednesday todays letter is X. And linked to signs, signs. Signs with Uyghur and Chinese letters. So 190 km to where?

17 comments:

photowannabe said...

Fascinating. Its a world completely unknown to me.
Love these photos.

Kathy said...

As they say, you are spot on! Love that first picture.

Roger Owen Green said...

I keep forgetting Chinese (and Mexican) locales for X! Good choice.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

marginalia said...

I love that first photo—great composition.

Kim said...

Beautifully bleak!

TheChieftess said...

Absolutely Xcellent choices for X!!! What a fascinating trip...

NixBlog said...

Excellent photos! I hope you had a good road map!

J Bar said...

Great shots.

RedPat said...

what an exotic journey!

Sallie said...

What an amazing adventure! Wow. Thanks for sharing your photos

Jo Bryant said...

excellent photos
http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/x-is-for-xanthippe/

Lesley said...

Those three languages on the sign is interesting to see.
I wouldn't have expected Uyghur and Chinese to be so different.

Andy said...

The signage reminds of Toronto, Ontario where multiculturalism is alive and well.

Gemma Wiseman said...

These signs are like some fine artwork in the draft stage! How fascinating to see on the roadside! Like a total other world!

Genie said...

It is like no place I have ever seen before...very dusty looking and a bit bleak. Love that first shot. Impressive. genie

zongrik said...

middle of nowhere, like hits:

ornamented joshua

Nima Metropolis said...

Please learn to read the third major alphabet of the world, Perso-Arabic Alphabet. It says 190 Km to Urumqi, and the other place is Tuqson.