Postcard from the Taklamakan Desert Highway

Dune after dune, each lovelier than the last750 kilometers across barren, windswept sands. We’re putting the Tian Shan at our backs and heading across the Taklamakan. Destination: Khotan, former capital of another ancient Indo-European civilization in these parts, now part of the Uigher heartland. Mode of travel: camel worse: sleeper bus. At least the Uigher and Central Asian music videos will have better tunes than the endless-repeat Chinese radio fare!

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2 responses to “Postcard from the Taklamakan Desert Highway

  1. Kip

    Owen looks like he needs to see his Grandpa. . . . . .or some Z’s

  2. Aunt Tina

    OWEN! waaa that picture makes me want to pick him up and snuggle. so sad

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