Saturday, June 13, 2015

Xinjiang in 1988

Colin Thubron is one of my favorite travels writers. I highly recommend The Lost Heart of Asia (1994), In Siberia (1999), and Shadow of the Silk Road (2006).

In this episode of Great Journeys (BBC), he travels across Xinjiang in 1988. It's a great look at western and northwest China before it modernized and grew rich. At the 42:19 mark, he is on the Karakoram Highway near Karakul Lake, which is the URL of this blog.

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