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15 Feb 13 at 12 am

dusk,

we walked by this reservoir and went round to where we started when we came. there were many mosquitos. big mosquitos.

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13 Feb 13 at 6 pm

walking into the market,

burqin.

when we first arrived at burqin in the morning a couple of days ago, the weather was really cool and windy and really nice. so we assumed it would be the same when we went back from kanas!

but no, it was really hot! the sky was always so clear and really blue. as soon as we got a room near the bus station, we went out to explore around the little city. (cos it was really hot in the room, they didnt have air conditioning so we had to escape)

notice the use or arabic letters together with the chinese characters. i thought that was always interesting. haha ok.

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13 Feb 13 at 4 pm

burqin boy,

he looked really mixed, and looks a little russian. and he’s got these cool green eyes.

he didnt say anything when i went to him to say a few words and to take this photo. he just looked and gave a faint smile as i left him with his green bottle.

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12 Feb 13 at 7 pm

at a stop on the way to burqin, from kanas lake.

i remember the change in temperature, as we drove away from the highlands of kanas. the sky was clearer than any you would see in singapore today and the blue hue of it was beautiful.
i really like the yellow of the building. and its contrast with the beautiful sky.

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12 Feb 13 at 2 am

assalamualaikum,

I will be back shortly, God willing.

road back to burqin. (photo)

assalamualaikum,I will be back shortly, God willing.road back to burqin. (photo)
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22 Nov 12 at 12 am

entering the village in kanas lake,

we were so happy to have been able to get a place to stay with the people living in kanas lake itself! i remember following him and just looking around, seeing mountains in the background, with houses made out of wood by the road, livestock roaming here and there, the cold wind blowing into your face..

it was really beautiful the village itself. we were only allowed to stay in the lake for a day, but since it was really beautiful, we decided to just stay on for a couple more days!

(Source: locallad)

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10 Oct 12 at 2 pm

yurts,

i really like yurts. they’re really huge and somehow rather comfortable. i would want a yurt to live in.

yurts,
i really like yurts. they’re really huge and somehow rather comfortable. i would want a yurt to live in.
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09 Oct 12 at 10 pm

chinese tourist,

moon bay, kanas lake

(throughout the trip in xinjiang, we were the only foreign people, we never saw any other foreign tourists other than chinese tourists, until we reached the east part of china in xian)

chinese tourist,
moon bay, kanas lake
(throughout the trip in xinjiang, we were the only foreign people, we never saw any other foreign tourists other than chinese tourists, until we reached the east part of china in xian)
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07 Oct 12 at 10 pm

living with mountains as your backyard,

living with mountains as your backyard,
 10
06 Oct 12 at 10 pm

in the bus in kanas,

(Source: locallad)

in the bus in kanas,
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05 Oct 12 at 10 pm

entering kanas lake,

we wanted to stay in the kanas lake reserve but we didnt know how or what to do. plus we were all too sick after the crazy way up, our driver totally didnt know how to slow down on the turns!

we bought melons to fill our tummy and we still had some peaches in irshads bag, though some got squashed and the liquid got out and his bag was full or it! hahah„ anw, we somehow managed to get this guy, we call him the happy-go-lucky man, wearing a cowboy hat and always smiling, we managed to get a good deal of 50Y per night.

i asked if we were going to stay in a yurt but he said no, it was just a normal wooden home. i was a little disappointed but when i was there, i was not disappointed really! (will share what happens later on!)

entering kanas lake,we wanted to stay in the kanas lake reserve but we didnt know how or what to do. plus we were all too sick after the crazy way up, our driver totally didnt know how to slow down on the turns!
we bought melons to fill our tummy and we still had some peaches in irshads bag, though some got squashed and the liquid got out and his bag was full or it! hahah„ anw, we somehow managed to get this guy, we call him the happy-go-lucky man, wearing a cowboy hat and always smiling, we managed to get a good deal of 50Y per night.i asked if we were going to stay in a yurt but he said no, it was just a normal wooden home. i was a little disappointed but when i was there, i was not disappointed really! (will share what happens later on!)
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22 Sep 12 at 10 pm

i have no idea what that means,

it was on the road on the way to kanas, and thinking back, i still cant get this.

tags: sign  road  ?  locallad  lol  China2012  silk road  travel 
i have no idea what that means,it was on the road on the way to kanas, and thinking back, i still cant get this.
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21 Sep 12 at 9 pm

the wide, vast grassland

you can see yurts and little animals looking very little amongst the huge mountains and vast landscape, subhanAllah!

(Source: locallad)

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20 Sep 12 at 10 pm

bus going up hill,

bus going up hill,
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19 Sep 12 at 10 pm

cow by the road,

cow by the road,