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    Default backpack trip to Xinjiang in Aug 2009

    to take photos and enjoy the best scenery there

    9 Aug - 22/23 Aug - 14 days

    anyone interested ? i m looking for ppl to join , ideally 4 ppls in a group

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    Default Re: backpack trip to Xinjiang in Aug 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by zhiqin View Post
    to take photos and enjoy the best scenery there

    9 Aug - 22/23 Aug - 14 days

    anyone interested ? i m looking for ppl to join , ideally 4 ppls in a group
    Hi, any proposed itinery and budget? Thanks.
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    The mutton satay is very nice! (yang rou chuan).

    heard recently there are terrorists there...

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    i am interested. keep me posted.

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    I suggest going in Sep instead. The autumn is great!

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    How much budget?

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    Default Re: backpack trip to Xinjiang in Aug 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by nuts View Post
    I suggest going in Sep instead. The autumn is great!
    agreed with nuts..and should be late Sep...
    to be safe, have to check with local guide to see when is the autumn fall.
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    Default Re: backpack trip to Xinjiang in Aug 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by speedlight View Post
    The mutton satay is very nice! (yang rou chuan).

    heard recently there are terrorists there...
    and don't forget to eat the local mutton Biryani

    should try the rock melons, water melon, grapes

    they are the best and cheap too.
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    went to south part last yr oct, thinking of going north, but should go on sept instead. pls do elaborate how u going to do it, backpacking as in taking buses all the way or renting a car locally?

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    I am interested? Let me know

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    Default Re: backpack trip to Xinjiang in Aug 2009

    would be good if we could have some rough itinerary to gauge interests, bcos xinjiang is really a big big hinterland province with so many potential photo locations.

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    Default Re: backpack trip to Xinjiang in Aug 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by speedlight View Post
    The mutton satay is very nice! (yang rou chuan).

    heard recently there are terrorists there...
    did you hear any attacks on foreigners? besides, news of terrorism is questionable due to political reasons. so far, these places have been safe and probably safer than china.

    i have reservations going middle east though. recently a few koreans are bombed in yemen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoossh View Post
    so far, these places have been safe and probably safer than china.
    Last I heard, xinjiang is in china

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    Default Re: backpack trip to Xinjiang in Aug 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by memorylane View Post
    Last I heard, xinjiang is in china
    if you want to be technically correct, safer than other parts of PRC. anyway that is besides the point, many has went there without any problems. and it is definitely a cheaper alternative to central asia.
    Last edited by zoossh; 22nd March 2009 at 09:38 PM.

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    Default Re: backpack trip to Xinjiang in Aug 2009

    hey I am keen. Pls keep me posted regarding budget and date. Thanks.
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    I am keen. Pls keep me posted regarding budget and date. Thanks.
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    Default Re: backpack trip to Xinjiang in Aug 2009

    well, I'm going in June.. so have fun

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    Default Re: backpack trip to Xinjiang in Aug 2009

    safer? i kinda doubt tt..jus beware of pick pockets
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    Default Re: backpack trip to Xinjiang in Aug 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by exhoml View Post
    safer? i kinda doubt tt..jus beware of pick pockets
    locations such as guangzhou, wuhan and xi'an is far worst. anyway, different people might have separate experiences.
    Last edited by zoossh; 27th March 2009 at 11:59 AM.

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    I'm going there 1st week Aug. Like to join me? :-)

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