it’s all in the family

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The night had been good. No filth, no noise. All I could hear was the wind blowing outside, which made for a very cozy feeling in my little room.

…but still, I really didn’t feel like walking anymore, so today it was all about the road signs:

100km to Shanshan

…another 100km through those empty spaces…


Sometimes I would see a mine building or something in the distance:

structure in the distance

And every now and then a road sign would indicate that I was slowly getting closer:

81km to Shanshan

The new highway I had been walking on yesterday hadn’t been completed yet in this area:


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It wasn’t that good to walk on, so I eventually just stuck to the road:


…and kept on walking like I imagined the camels would do – slowly, but at constant speed.

Then eventually I got to another Shaanxi tire repair 陕西补胎:

Yu's Tire Repair

The people from yesterday’s place had been telling me about this one.

Apparently, they were all family.

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