In summary: while volunteering in a hostel in Kyrgyzstan, we were struck by a majority of travelers interest and enthusiasm for horseback treks without any prior experience or taking a picture of themselves with an eagle on the arm... Our mood: not really ok
An exceptional cuisine, an exceptional cultural heritage, and more exceptional landscapes:
Welcome to China, a unique and… exceptional country!
Language(s) Chinese mandarin, cantonese
Wild camping Forbidden in Xinjiang, tolerated elsewhere
Exhausted, overwhelmed, but finally free, free, FREE! Now it's possible for us to walk anywhere we want, scamping along the deserted streets of Jiuquan, passing by proudly in front of a police car une voiture de police without risking an unexpected check, taking pictures of everything and anything, and keep these bad photos as a souvenir...
This following travel story traces our roadtrip in Xinjiang, a province located west of China, where there is currently a great crackdown by Chinese authorities on Turkish-speaking ethnic minorities and Muslims living in this region, including the people of Uighurs. This article is not a journalistic article but our simple story of hitchhikers visiting this region...