Hello world! It has been a long time since we have seen each other across the interwebs.
Apologies for the terrible title(s). They were the best entrants in our 30 second brainstorm to come up with a suitable pun to function as shorthand for our trip across Asia, Europe, and Asia again. Thankfully I don’t have instagram, so few people will be subjected to them.
Grace and I have set off on a long adventure. The itinerary broadly looks like this:
1. Western China (Xinjiang)
2. Central Asia (‘the Stans’)
3. Russia (the world cup)
5. South Asia
This is going to take us about nine months. There may be a standalone blog but it will have to be set up. This is not terribly easy to do from behind the great firewall.
We are currently in Turpan, China, a city which is 75% Uighur and appears to be about 25% police. The noodles are delicious, and the heat is almost as stifling as the super-Orwellian convenience police stations.
Some more thoughts on where we have been and what we have seen so far will hopefully follow. I may refrain from posting this article until we leave China.
I have now posted this article. We have left China. We have some catching up to do. The standalone blog will be with you shortly.