On the road from Urumqi to Turpan...icy capped mountains
At Flaming Mountain in the Turpan Basin: the left side of the mountain and surrounding desert
The right side of Flaming Mountain
The view from the top of Flaming Mountain
In the Taklamakan Desert!! I spent the night out here!
I took a billion pictures of sand...and more sand...and then my footprints in the sand! But the desert just holds so much beauty and is a landscape that I've never seen before, so it was special to me. The amazing thing about the desert is the sound. The wind blew nonstop and made this rushing sound in your ears...there was no silence except for a few moments when the wind died down for a second or two. When that happens, you feel like you're deaf, because it's so quiet.
Coming up next are pics of food and me amongst all of these wonders.