The Grass is Always Greener…

Irkeshtam Pass…on the other side of the Chinese border fence. It just takes a bit to get there: a hundred miles of 4-wheel driving through desert mountain moonscape, seven passport checks, a three-hour wait at the final border control (it was lunch break), and a personal PLA-soldier escort down a little goat path and over some old barbed wire to a spot where he wasn’t allowed to go any farther. And then suddenly there we were, in the most beautiful place on earth: Kyrgyzstan!

 

 

 

 

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3 responses to “The Grass is Always Greener…

  1. LuAnn McDaniels

    Oh nick, just fabulous pictures… It IS beautiful….

  2. Grandma Alice

    Owen with the little calf–priceless.

  3. Pingback: On the China-Myanmar Border: Act Three | Welcome to the 中国

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