You’d wander around the town wearing yourself down with the trials — like those listed above — and then walk through the big green doors for the Kashgar Old Town Youth Hostel and immediately feel at ease.
This photo doesn’t depict the actual chaos that I felt on the streets of Kashgar (it doesn’t show the hundred silent scooters on the sidewalk), but it does highlight my slightly orange hair and my Travel Massive shirt quite well. Ever been to Kashgar?… Read more
Instead of flying from Kyrgyzstan to China towards the end of May, Pat and I thought we’d try a more adventurous path of crossing borders: the Torugart Pass. We could have saved about 8 hours by flying, but this was just more exciting.
Western China is a difficult place to travel if you don't know Chinese... or Uyghur. Either way, it's all super foreign and we have some hilarious adventures because of it. Read on to discover a few of our most recent!
Central Asia, the lands of the ancient Silk Road, and the route of much trade, war, and magic, has been my obsession for a long time — only I haven’t explored that much of it beyond my beloved Kyrgyzstan... until now.