Q on the road: Xinjiang

After an incredible 11 days in Xinjiang during which time Q covered 2000 kilometers by bus; learned that mountain sickness is a real ailment on the highest altitude point in China (~5000 km); tried to correctly pronounce the words “Tajik”, “Kyrgyz” and “Uighur” in multiple languages (saving trying to correctly spell these ethnicities for next year); devoured more mutton than previously thought possible; encountered the most abominable toilet in the entirety of this vast nation; snacked, snapped and drunkenly sang with 30+ insanely fun retired Cantonese aunties and uncles; and smuggled kilos of lavender (yes, kilos) back to the “inland mainland”, Q is headed off again.

Posting will be slow in the coming six weeks, but look out for exciting words and photos.

Q with a family of Kyrgyz kids

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