There’s a livestock market here every sunday.
Ok, some cows, some sheep, maybe a camel. No big deal, you would think.
But certain travel guides have it listed as one of the BEST things to see in ALL of China.
So we went to check it out:
There were old dudes…
…in different forms:
…and tasty vegetables:
Some dudes looked like they were grumpy over their business…
…while I was having a great time taking pictures of it all:
(also note the look on the cow’s face)
Here’s a video of a tough kid, of some sheep, and of some dudes trying to get a cow on a truck:
Then we went back to the city to look at the mausoleum of Abakh Khoja:
17th century. Nice.
We didn’t stay long.
Instead, we went even further downtown:
The bazaar was calling:
We were trying to do everything in one day. So we just rushed through the bazaar:
Remember I told you about the reconstruction of Kashgar’s old town?
Well, here’s some of the more original structure:
And some of it was even more original:
There wasn’t much of this old stuff left though:
…and down below:
Some of the new buildings looked rather nice though:
At least they were decorated:
But that’s not what I liked best about Kashgar.
Those of you who have read my books (or been to my presentations) already know what I am going to say:
The one thing that I liked best about this place were the children.
They were everywhere.
Riding their bikes:
Digging in the dirt:
Leaving their handprints:
Coming in and out of doors:
Playing with their friends:
Saying hi to us:
Or having fun with our cameras:
I could show you so many more photographs.
Pictures of melons:
Pictures of love:
Pictures of work:
Pictures of religious men:
Pictures of new “old” city walls:
And pictures of refrigerators:
I took pictures of things that people buy:
…or pillow cases:
Some of the pictures contained warnings:
“Prevent Aids and make a happy family 预防艾滋病，健康全家人”
Others seemed a bit ironic:
“Let’s all work together to build a harmonious new home 你我大家同参与，建设和谐新家园”
We wandered around the place until it was late at night:
Then we found our favorite restaurant and had a good serving of noodles:
We were going to leave this city tomorrow.
And we both knew we were going to miss it.