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: kashgar (CHINA)
: 2005-09-08 08:52:32.0
in the meantime i have reached kashgar. the karakoram highway (KKH) was a great experience again. except from the stone-throwing people. I cycled the KKH mostly with peter from eindhoven and cameron from brisbane. this time I also cycled the Khunjerab pass up to 4670 ms. the fantastic view over the glacial mountain world was the reward for all the effort. at the very last police check point before the border I stayed overnight. in taskurgan, after 120 kms, I cycled the first kms in china. they had put me in the proper mood for tibet, because the road was under construction, with a lot of stones, potholes...
tomorrow i will start from kashgar and cycle to karlig. which is about 270 kms away. from there the road diverts to tibet (nr. 219). today I said good bye to five other cyclists. they are now one day ahead. maybe I will see them again before ali, which is 1300 km away.
my bags are full of dried fruits, chocolate and milk powder. hopefully I will write from ali next time.