Muztagh Ata and Lake Karakol

karakoram highway – muztagh ata and lake karakol, originally uploaded by Xuan Rosemaninovich. Muztagh Ata, also known as the “Father of Ice Peaks”, rises above the Pamir Plateau at 7,546m or 24,757ft. It is the easiest to climb mountain over 7,000m, thanks to the gradual slopes, and you can even skiing or snowboarding right from […]

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Kashgar Sunday Bazaar

kashgar sunday bazaar, originally uploaded by Xuan Rosemaninovich. Somebody came up with a good idea to utilize the empty plaza in front of the Bazaar. Sunshine and open space should not be wasted! The Kashgar Grand Bazaar is the place to go exotic shopping. It sells everything: food, clothes, spices, tools, sheep and cows, motorcycles, […]

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Ancient City of Gaochang

gaochang – untold stories on the silk road, originally uploaded by Xuan Rosemaninovich. Gaochang is an oasis city on the Silk Road. Built in the 1st century BC, it enjoyed long time prosperity as an important stop and trading center along the road. Over the years it witnessed all the glory and misery of this […]

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Lake Kanas Morning Hike

good morning, lake kanas, originally uploaded by Xuan Rosemaninovich. We woke up early at 7AM (Beijing Time, which is 5AM Xinjiang Time), and set off to hike this hill besides Lake Kanas. On the way an unexpected guest showed up – a wolf wondering out of the trees, a true steppenwolf. He stared at us […]

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