Kuukausi: marraskuu 2019

Kiinasta Pakistaniin: Khunjerab Pass, maailman korkein rajanylityspaikka

We crossed from China to Pakistan through the Khunjerab Pass. Being at 4693 meters, it’s the highest official border crossing point in the world, and also the highest part of the Karakoram Highway. The bus was not quite what we had expected but the ride through the mountains was epic and we had some fun …

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Kashgar: Silkkitien tunnelmaa Xinjiangissa

There’s a saying that you haven’t seen Xinjiang without seeing Kashgar. And that you haven’t seen Kashgar without seeing its Old Town. As Kashgar, the major trading point along the ancient Silk Road, was a fascinating place to see, we believe that it’s true. But also, you can’t visit Kashgar and the surveillance state Uygur …

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Irkeshtam Pass: Rajan yli Kirgisiasta Kiinaan

At the moment, the political situation in China‘s Xinjiang is tense, and the Chinese authorities are not exactly looking forward to have tourists wandering around there. Therefore, crossing Irkeshtam Pass, the border between Kyrgyzstan and China, was not too easy. The border procedures took us around 7 hours, with numerous amount of checkpoints and controls. …

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