Saturday, October 16, 2010

Taklamakan desert...

Continued from Bayinbuluke...

From Korla city hired a wagon to Yuli, the next morning, place where the great Tarim Pendi desert is located. My intense love of excitement and adventure was catered to in this desert. A model of Lopnur village (a typical desert village at olden times) gives an aesthetic look to the overall place. We walked down the huge sand mountains and reached Shennu River. My camera had her virgin gaze of the desert and she was glad to see the colors of desert. Experienced the flight of a glider over the desert that made me envy those birds, which can have such a magnificent aerial view at its will and for no cost.  The dinner on the way back is definitely a worth mention and also a memorable one. The restaurant is named “Shenghui”. The sheep is cooked in an unique way, the whole sheep (of course, after stripping off wool), after smearing with spicy paste is hanged in a furnace that largely resembles Indian tandoor oven. Later its chopped and served hot with onion salads and a bowl of thick and tasty curd. It was absolutely delicious, my mouth wanted more but my stomach said no. A sleeper coach drove us that night to Urumqi.



 
 
 










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