Meet the people of Central Asia Sept 2, 2013 6:39:55 GMT
Post by questa on Sept 2, 2013 6:39:55 GMT
Hello, I don't know my name yet but I will be your guide for part of the journey. I live in Tashkent
People like these boys ride horses everywhere. They are in the Tien Shan mountains just out of Almaty in Kazakhstan
Across the border in Xinjiang, China is Lake Sayram. People come for weekends and just to chill out.
Further along the Yining Valley are more boys with horses
There are lots of nomad families here who live in yurts or gers.
The nomad families keep in touch with the world.
In the green steppes around Narat city people come for holidays. Here they dress in the various ethnic costumes to have their photos taken.
Pretty...yes, but can she ride a horse?
The men play a game like polo, but they use the body of a dead goat (without a head) and each team tries to grab the goat and throw it into a raised goal. It is very rough but the riders and horses are skilful.
You can see in these peoples' faces the mixture of different ethnic groups. They wanted their photo taken and sent to them. I hope they got them OK.
The Imam of the Mosque was kind and showed us all the things there. This was in Minfeng where the road through the Taklamakan desert meets the Silk Road.
Minfeng has an interesting transport system...you get on and off these carts whenever you like and pay for the ride.
These people were waiting for the bus...look at her long hair!
Here is the bus now.
The townsfolk of Kerliya have their own culture...Married women wear a tiny hat on top of their scarf.
These boys cool down in the river at Hotan
If you need a dentist in Yarkand, try this chap.
These bead sellers are in Kashgar. I'll leave you there because there is lots more to see another time.