Tuesday, September 13, 2016

From ‘Silk Dreams, Troubled Road. Love and war on the old silk road’ by Jonny Bealby

‘Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans’
-          John Lennon

……..Mount Rakaposhi: 7,788 metres …….you can see all the way from the base of the mountain to the very summit. They say that the view stretches 9,900 metres, which makes it the longest continual mountain view anywhere in the world….

…..Xinjiang …….At the turn of the nineteenth century the Han Chinese made up less than one per cent of the province’s population. At the end of the twentieth it accounted for over thirty.

‘Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes’
-          Oscar Wilde

In Tajikistan Islam is ….considerably more relaxes than in other parts of the Muslim realm.

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