The food of Uyghur is simple and good, there are tasty fresh bread , Plovs and pasta in all shapes and nice and sharp , and in between it is properly eat kilometers , but I 'm lucky and do not call cost headwinds and thus the motorway driving is not too boring. Diversified offer only the cities and so it goes four days through the desert , only then it starts to become a little greener, there are poplar groves and fields and at some point another huge mountrain draws on the horizon from the Bogda Fen , another offshoot of the Tien Shan and before that is Ürumqi like cheap Ferry Cairnryan Belfast.
Here I consider myself one night on and move my rest day on the Heavenly Lake , which is a daily rode on , on the edge of the mighty massif, which I now for almost two days have before me , almost 6000 meters into climb the highest summit, I but only has good height of 1,000 meters to the top.
A narrow road winds through a green valley , everywhere there are Kazakh yurts and horses , then I get to the bottom station of the cable car and take up the last hill to the lake. Since it is already late in the afternoon , the tourists are all depart again on , I walk a little along the shore and treat myself to an overpriced tourist plov. Further back there is a yurt camp and I get a whole yurt for me to stay alone. Outside there is a water hose and that is my shower. Then I looked at cheap Ferry Dublin Holyhead pictures.
The next day I take a long walk , later it will be even better , there are only small paths and few tourists get lost here yet. I just sit on the lake and go swimming two or three times , although this is not allowed , but it's no one here but me. In the evening I bow again on my cards and I am on a piece of track that I 'm already gone once 15 years ago and which has me at that time very much and look forward to the next few days.
Meanwhile, I've completely gotten used to the re- cycling, the buttocks and the back pain no longer , the sunburn is gone and I can do without problems even very long daily distances of 150 kilometers. After completely done the next day I have to Hami again through the desert, not a nice desert , only gray dirt , nothing else. The ' beautiful ' Desert is only available from Dunhuang, with beautiful sand dunes and tickets. And in the middle of the desert then begins the Great Wall, except in Jiayuguan , where it was prepared great again, just a miserable heap of clay, if anything is left of it. I also plan a cheap Ferry Cairnryan Larne trip.
In Zhangye I turn I need more mountains and passes and that's all I get on the road to Xining in Qinghai province. Here, already home to many Tibetans no longer in round yurts, but in square tents and there are fewer cows and more yaks, whose meat get stuck up to three days between the teeth. Meditative rest I do not find it in the Ta - monastery as there were teeming with thousands of tourists , but I discover beautiful wall paintings and frescoes of the Tang Dynasty in a small monastery slightly off the tourist routes: Qutansi like in Geo.
In such a climate even masonry, wood , or metal colors do not seem to want to take like a long time. Engineers or material scientists could well explain the probably here one can only admire the result. After five years at the prevailing local in quality house looks as if it had just been times over the last hundred years. In short, at some point which is either unsightly or simply uninhabitable and demolished. Zack. Where is demolished , then rebuilt again.