Friday, 23 November 2012

Kashgar (CHN)

after selfmade delicious scrambled eggs we left our campsite. several men walked there, but only two contacted us. it was 25 km light downhill.6 km outside of Kashgar a checkpoint. no problems . after 33 km arrival at the Pamir Youth Hostel... long shower and laundry. 12 days of cycling without shower or another possibility to wash were over.

we walked trough the craftsmen street to the Grand Bazar. one important item in Kashgar is reducing my luggage.honestly I have too much of it and many spareparts are not necessary any more. at the hostel I found a big box, where my trailer had enough space. I do not want to carry anymore luggage up to 3700m more as necessary ;-). in the evening we had delicious food at a Turkish restaurant.

terrible night. only vomiting

only a little bit better....

I felt extremly sick. I decided to go to doctor, we had the suspicion on salmonellae. here it is necessary to go to a hospital. well, in China we are total analphabets. Sago from the Pamir Hostel helped us so much !! without him no chance to understand anything! a blood check was necessary then toilet: toilet??? this was a real desaster , a blame for a hospital!!! old dirty and close to the restricted area of the laboratory. used cotton-sticks from the blood-check on the floor. well, after one an a half hour I had new medicine and at midnight I felt so much better :-)

still a little bit weak but strong enough to go to a barber shop. I do not like a beard in my face and my hair needed to be cut. after 45 min of a very professional treatment I felt myself so much younger and fine :-).
in the evening we had dinner at the Karakorum Cafe, which is highly recommended by us. then bad news in the hostel: no water due to repair work in the whole house.

still now water in the hostel. we went for breakfast to the Karakorum Cafe. official opening hour is 9 am and we arrived at 9.15. closed ! but we noticed a light. we knocked at the window and had luck. was time to reduce the luggage. I packed the box. we went with Sago to the postoffice. the woman told us that the package with the trailor is too big and it is not allowed to use red tape or there must not be red letters on the box ! totally paranoid this government. well, the CP (Communist Party of China), which currently celebrated its party congress in Beijing, is a so-called gerontocracy; i.e. only old men, who got the position based on their age... seems that they are mentally defective. price for the 10kg-package was 60 USD, which is o.k.

breakfast at Karakorum with Sandy from CA, Chinese sim card at China Mobile, new chain for bike and a new tyre.

ill again.

ill again, with Ibrahim to hospital.
three infusions :-(

hospital , electrocardiogramm, sonography


ill, but a little bit better. we met us with Annika and Roberto from", CJ from California, and an Australian couple in an Uygur restaurant. was very funny but in the evening I had again pain in the stomach.

ill. Roberto was ill, too. Astrid cycled with Annika to the animal market and had so much fun.

Astrid had higher temperature; 38.2 C :-( . breakfast with Annika Roberto and CJ . at 3 pm we left our hostel to go to the airport. flight from Kashgar to Urumchi.....

Id-Kah Mosque

typical Uygur house.

Grand Bazar

craftsmen street

infusion in a hospital...

craftsmen street

f.l.t.r: Roberto, CJ, Annika, Astrid and .... me ;-)

Grand Bazar

barber shop

Sandy from California with us in the Karakorum Cafe

carousel with tanks ... crazy !

craftsmen street

Impressions from the Animal Market. only Astrid was there, together with Annika....

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