On Vacation: Xinjiang

In my online absence in the last two weeks, I managed to finish up finals and “graduate” from the School in China in Hangzhou. I moved to Beijing and have started work here. In between, I squeezed in a holiday (vacation) to Xinjiang, China’s Western frontier that borders, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Mongolia. More on that in a following post but included above are the pictures from the trip! Click through to see all the fun.

Picture of the Day: Four hours outside Kashgar (Kashi) at Karakul Lake, I stayed with this Kyrgyz couple in their yurt by the lake. They treated me to home-cooked food and some hometown songs. Amazing to say the least.