| Xinjiang Diary Day 7: Getting to know in Yining, Xinjiang|
Located just 70 kilometers from China'border with Kazakhstan, Xinjiang's city of Yining is probably one of the most significant cities on the historical silk road. In the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, the city, which was then known as Ghulja, is called the economic and commercial center in a "territory in north-west China" bounded by the Russian border and the mountains that surround the Ili basins.
| Xinjiang Diary Day 6: Yining|
Xinjiang is geographically diverse and our journey so far has been a testament to that. While the city of Shihezi is bordered by the Taklamakan Desert and its climate is dry and hot, the area surrounding Yining is wetter than most of Xinjiang and has rich grazing lands.
| Xinjiang Diary Day 5: Last day in Shihezi|
We explored the natural history of Xinjiang at the Shihezi University's History Museum. The museum has five floors and each floor has displays of different organisms.
| Xinjiang Diary Day 4: Sights and Sounds at Shihezi|
If there is one thing that's not scarce in Xinjiang, it is sheep. Their meat is found in all kinds of dishes: lamb soup, lamb stew, lamb-kabobs. In Xinjiang, people also cook them in a variety of ways: fried, steamed, grilled and etc.
| Xinjiang Diary Day 3: A Day of Drinking And Playing in Shihezi|
A heart-dropping ride down sand dunes, a breezy walk in a man-made forest and a taste of wine made in the French style. You can find all of these and more in the surrounding areas of Xinjiang's city, Shihezi.
| Xinjiang Diary Day 2: Wujiaqu|
We took off from Xinjiang's capital city, Urumqi and officially started off our tour of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, or XPCC. A little bit more than an hour later, we arrived at Wujiaqu.
| Xinjiang Diary Day 1: Urumqi, The Capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region|
The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps is a unique economic and semi-military governmental organization in Xinjiang. Its goals are to promote economic development, ensure social stability and ethnic harmony while consolidating border defense.
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