Monday, June 12, 2006

In another world ...

By far, Kashgar has been one of my favourite cities in China, although it does feel more like the middle east. The tradition that has been retained in the old city impresses me. The old town here is still an actual old town where daily life continues unlike several other old towns we've been to which have been built up for tourists.

Donkey carts are still passing through the streets, metal is still being formed into buckets and boxes by hand, bread and bagels baked in coal ovens, old men getting a shave on the street, tailors sewing clothes at every corner, and the list goes on. Absolutely amazing. We've been here for 5 days now and I'm still amazed at what I see.


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