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Getting to Kargilik

MAY 28 - We flew 2 hours from Urumqi, on the north edge of the Taklamakan Desert, to Kashgar, on the western edge. The view from the plane was fascinating; it looked like illustrations from a geology textbook. Note where a stream has cut through the mountains just under the just engine.

Arriving at the Kashgar airport. Notice that there's Uygur script but no Chinese.

Stop looking at the billboard and notice the mountains in the background. The mountains to the west catch the moisture, resulting in a hot, dry climate.

On the way out of Kashgar, motor vehicle traffic transitioned to 3-wheeled motor carts and eventually donkey carts as the primary means of transportation.


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