Day 1~ June 1st~ Xinjiang

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the bright Uyghur people of Kashgar

Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, spanning more than 1.6 million square kilometeres in the north western part of China, borders Tibet, Russia, Mongolia, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Kasakhstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. It is home to different ethnic groups  like Uyghur, Kazakh, Hui, Kyrgyz, Mongol, Tajik and the Han Chinese. Only about 4,3% of Xinjian is suitable for human habitation. 

Traveling in Xinjiang was an unforgettable adventure. This month’s journey will start in Kashgar, go across the old silk road to the high mountain of Tashkurgan near the Pakistani border and then go back to end in Kashgar again. The people I met on this trip were some of the brightest, most hospitable and unique tribes in this part of the world. The name Uyghur translates to ‘united’ or ‘people coming together’, as these wonderful people demonstrate in their great sense of community and age old traditions.

photo taken: a playful moment between brothers in an old city street in Kashgar.

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15 comments

  1. I have my traveling shoes on and await your posts. Looks VERY interesting.

  2. Mimo.. I think you mean 1.6 million square kilometres don’t you? .
    This is going to be fascinating because most of us know nothing or little about this part of the world.

  3. love your blog…thanks for sharing your work!

  4. Great portrait. I’m looking forward to this new location. Never heard of it before. Thanks for expanding my knowledge.

  5. they look like brothers too! lovely, warm. c

  6. Your experiences are priceless. Thank you for sharing and spreading awareness of what you have seen and learned

  7. Hi,
    They are beautiful smiles. 😀

  8. And I look forward to another journey.

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