2000, Rest Day in Kashgar
cities on our route so far, Kashgar is probably the one with the most
"oriental" touch. The dusty streets are busy with all kind of
vehicles: cars, bikes, donkeys, rikshas, trucks, etc, there are street
merchants and all kinds of tradesmen: barbecue-sellers, woodcutters, ironsmiths,
butchers, etc, and people from all walks of life: policemen, schoolchildren,
beggars, veiled women, old men in traditional clothing. There is not much
to see in Kashgar other then Kashgar itself but the atmosphere is unique.
Overall 1 hour 08
official results can be looked up on this website
A street in
the old part of town
The mosque in
Kashgar, the biggest in China, is currently being totally renovated
the court yard of the mosque. There are many Uyghurs in the Xinjiang
province. They speak a language similar to Turkish and believe in
Islam. The Chinese governement tolerates their culture but is opposed
to any independence movements.
phone, acoustic coupler, conference call to Germany, etc.do not
give us access to our site, we resort to an Internet Cafe (John's)
with the Windows built-in FTP program. Sami tried something similar
in Toshkent, but a lady told him that he would not be allowed to
do so because she could then not monitor what he is up- or downloading
- good old Soviet thinking.
In some aspects, communist China seems to be more liberal than democratic
central Asian states.
Market in Kashgar
Snooker is popular
in the streets of Kashgar