Friday, 17 October 2008

Train Trip across the Gobi Desert

When we stayed in Turpan , we visited Jiaohe an ancient city built on a mesa surrounded by cliffs. There were only 2 ways to up the cliff so the ancient settlers had great protection. In Turpan we visited an ancient irrigation system. They still grow wonderful grapes in there. We traveled to Dunhuang by “soft sleeper train” which was a little crowded. It was just as well that it was night time because the scenery didn’t change much.


samnarene said...

It's nice to see your pictures and hear about your adventures. We miss you both, but we're glad you are enjoying a new culture and experiences. Love you! - Sam & Narene

jakeanddeana said...

I am glad that you are keeping a blog, so we can see your adventures!