Monthly Archives: May 2017

Turpan to Kuytun

  This was another hot day but morning tea was off the motorway near a lake. The highlight of our day was visiting the Changu Winery.   From a distance as we approaching, one would’ve thought we were visiting Disneyland

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Hami to Turpin

A long hot drive but with spectacular desert scenery. We had morning tea at a service centre and then pushed on to ancient graves for lunch. Shaded areas and a view of the flaming mountains. A walk through the graves

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To Hami

Still the most amazing camel ride from yesterday! This was a driving day of over 400kms. Very lunar landscape …flat desert like to start with and then rounded hills…almost gravel-like. One wild camel was spotted…alas not by me first as

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Dunhuang. Mogao Caves and Camel ride!

This morning was a relaxing one. A late breakfast which was really brunch….followed by some printing of documents and a visit to China post to courier them …with the hotel’s car! A great help! At 1.20 we assembled to drive

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Wine and more architecture

Wine and More Wine – OleBilbao OLD and NEW Monday dawned sunny and warm and we headed down to the Guggenheim Museum, even though it is closed we wanted to relish the slick titanium skin, contrasted against the smooth pale limestone blocks. Everything glistened in the bright morning sun, reflections of the curved surfaces bounced off the water surrounding the metal walls and the metallic sculptures in the forecourts around the Guggenheim. Did you know that every surface in the building is curved and there are no straight lines thus emphasising the organic flowing lines of this magnificent Frank Gehry masterpiece Tomorrow we’ll visit this amazing museum along with our Silk Road companions Pat and David who we are travelling with around Spain and Portugal in our trusty MGs. Hop on and off buses have always been a favourite and quick way of acquainting ourselves with a city. We cruised around the narrow streets enjoying the views from the top deck. We were diverted by police a few times into the back streets because of a rally of thousands of people marching along the main thoroughfare of the city. Red, white and Green flags and banners waving, fire crackers exploding, releasing clouds of smoke. How We hopped off a The Mercado de la Ribera one of the largest fresh food markets in Europe and we arrived just in time for some Pintxos which we enjoyed with a beer and Sangria. So many delicious sweet and savoury munchies to choose from – what a treat!

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