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China
curiosity + fear
curiosity + fear (10)
Trip Date:1998-07 - 1998-08
# Photos:5 [View]
Countries visited:China
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This was our first trip in China. We were accompanied by some friends of ours who were working in Heilongjiang at the time.

Highlights included:
- first time in the Forbidden City
- discovering 'real' Chinese food
- the long, long train from Beijing to Jiayuguan
- minitouring around Turpan
- being awe-struck by buddhist art at the Dunghuan caves
- stuck on the train in the middle of the desert...because of a flood
- hiking around the Tianshan mountains
- Uyghur vibes at Kashgar

...and then the long, long trip back to Beijing.

For my wife and I this trip marked the beginning of a lifelong love affair with the country in the middle. It also made us decide to at least try go and work in another country. A year later we ended up in Vietnam.
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