Routes from China, Central Asia (2006-)

I spent a couple of (wonderful) years living in China – teaching English in Guangxi Province, and then studying Mandarin in Beijing. I did a few (shoestring budget) trips back to Europe overland, via the Tran-Siberian railway, and crossing the borders in the west into Kyrgzstan and Pakistan. I travelled a lot within China itself (particularly the South West) as well. I have so much on film that I still haven’t digitised (next project!) so this is just a small selection of snaps from a variety of trips. I find the shots from Kashgar (Xinjiang) particularly poignant to look at now. I fear that so much of that region’s distinctiveness and diversity has been erased in recent years. I very much doubt these days that I’d be able to the same kind of trips to and through Xinjiang that I did then.

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