One would think that to fill petrol is an easy thing to do – but so not in China. At the petrol station they didn’t want to let us in at first, but after five minutes of arguing we got in. Our guide had to wait outside. And at the pump they didn’t want to sell us petrol at first, because we didn’t have a Chinese id-card to register the buy on. But again after some arguing and talking to the manager we finally could fill up our tank and pay cash.
After that we hit the road to Kashgar. We traveled on a 3 000 meters plattau, surrounded by snow capped mountains and emerald green lakes of crystal clear water. Beautiful! There are a lot of yaks, horses, sheeps, goats and even camels roaming around freely in the mountains. Bert and David were chased by a camel fed up with the close up photos they were taking.
Before entering Kashgar we unloaded Rahims motorbike to let him drive the last part himself. It is illegal to keep a motorbike on a pickup in town. Yeah, we come across many strange and completely stupid rules all the time here in China.
We checked in at our hotel 2 PM. The hotel was great, overlooking the city center. We roamed around town. Now we feel like we are in China for the first time, the architecture, the wide streets and the statues looks Chinese. In the evening all of us went to the night market to get something to eat. We found a lot of interesting stuff like sheep’s head, stomach and other unidentified dishes.