Days 665, 666, 667, 668 and 669 – CHINA (XINJIANG PROVINCE): Visa madness

Day 665 – Friday 16th May 2008

Marija and I took the 9am bus back to Urumqi. Arrived Urumqi 12:30pm. Checked in to the same hotel, and as we had hoped, Asmund was also there. All together we high-tailed it to the PSB to collect my visa extension. 10th of June was the extension date. 25 days from today. This was what I expected, but still…it just doesn’t feel like much time at all.

Fresh water supply in the desert oasis of Turpan, Xinjiang Province, China

Day 666 and 667 – Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th May 2008

With visa days ticking, I guess I really should have got on the road. Hurry! But no. Spent the two days trying to make sense of life. Didn’t get very far, but had a great time with Marija and Asmund.

Grape drying house in Turpan, Xinjiang Province, China

Day 668 – Monday 19th May 2008

Said my goodbyes to Marija and got on a bus back to Turpan. Arrived in Turpan dog tired. I went for a nap at 5:30pm and woke up at 10am the next morning.

Water fountain display in Turpan, Xinjiang Province, China

Day 669 – Tuesday 20th May 2008

I needed another day off. So I took it off.

Grape drying houses in Turpan, Xinjiang Province, China

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