Monthly Archives: September 2010

Mountain River from High Above

On our way to lake Issik we stopped at the observation tower. This tower is about 50 meters high, maybe more. It is actually was a bit scary to climb up the top and going down. The stair cases were … Continue reading

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Smelly Sticks

Following up on my last night post with one of the smelly sticks photos. They burn very slow, with some smoke coming off them and have one of those mysterious smells. There are also burning candles around (not pictured), so … Continue reading

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Magic Dragon

On our last day in China we went to see Red Mountain park in downtown Urumqi. I took a few pictures around there, here is one of them. They have a working Buddhist church there, wait, not sure if it … Continue reading

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Lake Issik

If you remember this photo, I’m here to tell you that it was found about on mile from this spot all the way between those mountains in the river. Lake Issik is really have this color, no faking it with … Continue reading

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Urumqi Street Police

After last year summer unrest in Chinese XinJiang province, the capital is still full with Chinese Military police. They usually walk in groups of 5+ people. At one place we saw about 30 of them cooling off in the shade.  … Continue reading

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