The Great Wall spans thousands of kilometers and has a history that spans over a 1,000 years. I’ve been lucky enough to visit several bits of it, including the Eastern and Western ends of what most people think of when they think of the “Great Wall” which is the one built by the Ming Dynasty […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
First impressions of Hotan (or Khotan, or Hetain…it seems to have a million transliterations…) were the kind that make you question why on earth you had come there. It is a Uighur town in western China that has been subject to increased migration of Han Chinese in recent years as road, rail and economic links to […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Why, I asked myself, am I doing this? I’ve not slept properly for days, I’m in a town I’ve never heard of before, stuck in the middle of a thunderstorm, looking for a bus to yet another town that a week ago I’d never heard of. Why? I’d just got off a 5 hour train […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.