Diary

Map of the Voyage

Turkey
2005-09-06 Tuesday

Istanbul Blue mosque by night

2005-09-07 Wednesday
Istanbul Dolmabahce
Istanbul Inside Dolmabahce
Istanbul Crystal banisters Dolmabahce
Istanbul Inside Dolmabahce harem
Istanbul Bedroom of Ataturk Dolmabahce harem
Istanbul Tunel metro from 1871

Uzbekistan
2005-09-08 Thursday

Tashkent Chorsi market
Tashkent Chorsi market Biscuits
Tashkent Chorsi market Shoe repair
Tashkent Chorsi market Mother and son
Tashkent Chorsi market
Tashkent Chorsi market Cakes
Tashkent Timur Lenk statue
Tashkent The opera house
Tashkent Opera Elixir of Love

2005-09-09 Friday
Along the road Melons
Along the road Boys on motorcycle
Samarqand Caravan statues
Samarqand Registan
Samarqand Registan
Samarqand Registan
Samarqand View from Registan minaret
Samarqand Inside Registan
Samarqand Dinner payment

2005-09-10 Saturday
Samarqand market melons
Samarqand market melons
Samarqand market meat
Samarqand market peas
Samarqand market shoulder pads
Samarqand market shawl seller
Samarqand market Non bread
Samarqand Bibi Khanum mosque
Samarqand Bibi Khanum mosque
Samarqand Children outside a school
Samarqand Registan courtyard
Samarqand Back of Registan
Samarqand Afrosiab site
Samarqand Ulug Bek observatory sextant
Samarqand Ulug Bek observatory
Samarqand Shah-i-Zinda mausoleum
Samarqand Gur Emir mausoleum Timur Lenk 1403
Samarqand Gur Emir mausoleum Timur Lenk tomb
Samarqand Dinner with artists

2005-09-11 Sunday
Shakhrisabz Victory park
Shakhrisabz Bridal couple in front of Ak Serai palace
Shakhrisabz Dorus Siadat
Shakhrisabz Dorus Siadat Timur Lenk crypt
Shakhrisabz Dorus Siadat Timur Lenk crypt
Shepherds home
Along the road Christian and the taxi cabs

2005-09-12 Monday
Cotton picking woman
Cotton picking women
The straight road
Nurota Djuma mosque
Nurota Hilltop citadel
Nurota Local people playing cards

2005-09-13 Tuesday
Aidarkul lake Inside a yurta
Aidarkul lake View over the camp
Aidarkul lake First group on the camels
Aidarkul lake View over the lake
Aidarkul lake Christina on her camel
Aidarkul lake Through the desert
Aidarkul lake Through the desert House
Aidarkul lake Camels resting afterwards
Aidarkul lake Moon above a yurta
Aidarkul lake Kazakh music by the fire

2005-09-14 Wednesday
Sarmysh gorge
Sarmysh gorge Petroglyphs
Sarmysh gorge Petroglyphs
Rabat-i-Malik Caravanserai
Rabat-i-Malik Caravanserai
Pottery
Pottery Creation of glaze
Buchara Hojanasruddin the jester

2005-09-15 Thursday
Buchara Former caravanserai Silk weaving
Buchara Rudizhar the Golden channel
Buchara Toqi Sarrafon (money exchange)
Buchara Magocki Atari mosque 10th century
Buchara Magocki Atari mosque 10th century
Buchara Ulug Bek madrassah
Buchara Paji Kalon mosque
Buchara Paji Kalon mosque
Buchara View over Ark the citadel
Buchara View over the city
Buchara Praying times in Paji Kalon mosque
Buchara Ark the Citadel
Buchara Ark Coronation hall
Buchara Ark Entrance to old treasury
Buchara Bolahauz beside Labikhauz pool
Buchara Samonid mausoleum
Buchara Samonid mausoleum

2005-09-16 Friday
Buchara Chasma Ayub (Spring of Job)
Buchara Marketplace Fabrics
Buchara Marketplace
Buchara Marketplace Meat
Buchara Marketplace Spices
Buchara Marketplace Paint in bottles
Buchara Lubikhauz pool
Buchara Men playing chess

Kyrgyzstan
2005-09-17 Saturday

Bishkek President palace

2005-09-18 Sunday
Osh Overload of a car
Osh Marketplace
Osh Suleimans throne
Osh View from Suleimans throne
Osh Afternoon tea
Osh Marketplace ladies
Osh Marketplace Preparing dinner
Osh Marketplace Men

2005-09-19 Monday
Along the road
Road work
Ozgen Mosque and minaret
Ozgen Mosque front door
Shepherding on the road
Shepherd on his horse
Filling up diesel
Our lunch restaurant in Tas-Komur
View over the Naryn river
The toilet shed
The restaurant owner

2005-09-20 Tuesday
Outside our guest house annexe
Stop by the road
Hills in shadow
Suusamyr village
Suusamyr Family on horse cart
Suusamyr Children
Kasham-Kar 230cm died1955 carried700kg
River along the road
River and mountains
Chaek Lenin statue
Chaek Main street
Chaek girls
Graveyard
Bad road to Song Kul lake
Kara-chesi Coal mine area
View over the valley and a yurta
View over Song Kul lake
Song Kul Our hostesses serve the dinner

2005-09-21 Wednesday
Song Kul Morning in the yurta camp
Song Kul Our toilet shed
Song Kul Yurta camp dogs
Song Kul Yurta camp fish grill
Song Kul View over the lake
Song Kul Another camp and a sheep herd
Song Kul Our familys boy on horse
Song Kul Sheep herd and our camp
Song Kul Lunch in yurta
Song Kul Cooking in the camp

2005-09-22 Thursday
Song Kul The family before the farewell
Going down the mountains
Serpentine roads down the mountains
Lorries along the road
Tash Rabat Yurta camp
Tash Rabat Caravanserai 15th century 3080m
Tash Rabat Inside the caravanserai
Tash Rabat Caravanserai 15th century 3080m
Tash Rabat Torsgan in the kitchen

China
2005-09-23 Friday
No photos

2005-09-24 Saturday
Kashgar Qinibagh hotel
Kashgar Outside the old British consulte Built 1908
Kashgar Inside the old British consulte Built 1908
Kashgar Melons behind Qinibagh hotel
Kashgar The old city wall
Kashgar The old city wall
Kashgar Backstreets near the centre
Kashgar Backstreets near the centre
Kashgar Market street
Kashgar Dentist advertisement
Kashgar Market street Nuts
Kashgar Market street Metal works
Kashgar Chess players
Kashgar Mao statue
Kashgar Advertisments on a big store
Kashgar Appak Hojams tomb
Kashgar by night
Kashgar Idakh mosque by night

2005-09-25 Sunday
Kashgar Livestock market Baking bread
Kashgar Livestock market
Kashgar Livestock market Restaurant
Kashgar Livestock market Sheep
Kashgar Livestock market Sheep
Kashgar Livestock market horse cart
Kashgar Livestock market sheep
Kashgar Market fabrics
Kashgar Market
Kashgar Market suits
Kashgar Market Sheep heads
Kashgar Market Motorcycle parking
Kashgar Train station
Along the railway Mountains

2005-09-26 Monday
Breakfast in the restaurant wagon
Along the railway Tunnel
Along the railway Snowy mountains
Along the railway The train
Turpan Advertisements
Turpan Vines over a marble street
Turpan Outside of our hotel

2005-09-27 Tuesday
Flaming mountains
Flaming mountains exhibition Monkey King
Gaochang 850-1250AD Donkey carts
Gaochang 850-1250AD Temple ruins
Gaochang 850-1250AD Temple ruins
Gaochang 850-1250AD Temple ruins
Gaochang 850-1250AD
Along the road Grape drying house
Bezklik caves
Turpan Emin minaret
Turpan Karez irrigation museum
Turpan Karez irrigation museum
Turpan Night market Our chef
Turpan Outdoor billiard Christian and local

2005-09-28 Wednesday
Jiaohe 108BC-14thCentury
Jiaohe 108BC-14thCentury Pagoda
Jiaohe 108BC-14thCentury Monastery
Jiaohe 108BC-14thCentury View from plateau
Jiaohe 108BC-14thCentury
On the train Drinking local wine called Camel Bell

2005-09-29 Thursday
Towards Dun Huang The old wall
Towards Dun Huang The old wall
Dun Huang Marketplace Sleeping seller
Dun Huang Food market
Dun Huang Playing Tezhi Luzhanqi
Road to Mingsha sand dunes
Mingsha Tourist camels awaiting
Mingsha View over Crescent Moon lake
Mingsha Sand dunes

2005-09-30 Friday
Mogao caves
Mogao caves

2005-10-01 Saturday
Xian Terracotta army Bronze chariot
Xian Terracotta army
Xian Terracotta army
Xian Terracotta army
Xian Terracotta army not restored parts
Xian Terracotta army Archer
Xian Terracotta army Original roof over army

2005-10-02 Sunday
Xian Wild goose pagoda Buddha statue
Xian Wild goose pagoda Monk is writing
Xian Wild goose pagoda
Xian Drum tower
Xian Bell tower
Xian City wall
Chinese friends on the train

2005-10-03 Monday
Beijing Temple of heaven park Badminton
Beijing Temple of heaven park Bird cage
Beijing Temple of heaven park Stretching
Beijing Temple of heaven
Beijing Back street
Beijing Shopping street
Outside the Forbidden city
Forbidden city Christina
Forbidden city Throne room
Forbidden city Policemen
Forbidden city
Forbidden city
Forbidden city Roof details
Donghuamen night market
Donghuamen night market Delicacies
Donghuamen night market Grasshoppers and Scorpios
Donghuamen night market Christina eating a silk worm
Donghuamen night market

2005-10-04 Tuesday
Simatai Great Wall Cable car
Simatai Great Wall
Simatai Great Wall
Simatai Great Wall
Simatai Great Wall

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