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    Right to Left

    by l_joo Updated Jun 2, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Our bus driver was a Pakistani. He drove at right when we were at the territory of Pakistan, then when entered China, I saw him having difficulties switching to the right lane, probably he was a newbie. I was sitting beside him and still remember quite well what happened that day.

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    Our bus with friends

    by l_joo Updated Jan 26, 2005

    Favorite thing: Our bus of Natco took 7 of us from Pakistan's Sost all the way to Tashkorgan, here is the picture taken on the bus. That moment when custom check at the border, everyone was very worry whether our journey can go smoothly, that's why you can see them waiting a little impatiently.

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    The Khunjerap border custom office

    by l_joo Updated Jan 26, 2005

    Favorite thing: Picture is the steel room built for luggage checking, meaning whatever you have must be shown to the custom officers of Chinese, nothing escapes. Be careful with your sensitive items such as knifes and maybe your own naked pictures, hahaha.

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    The Khunjerap border custom office

    by l_joo Updated Jan 26, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The Khunjerap border custom office is built on altitude some 4900 meters. Breathing is very different here, a bit less air maybe but so far so good, nobody fainted. The tough thing here was the bright sunlight, it reflexes on white snow, a little too bright. Nobody needs sunglasses, probably too excited to see the beautiful scenery.

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    Custom checkpoint

    by l_joo Updated Jan 26, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This is the border custom office or checkpoint, don't know what was the actual name of this construction in English. Anyway our luggage had to be fully scrutinized each by each on every single items. Our Japanese tourists had his CDROM taken away for almost an hour just to check whether you bring any improper things hidden inside the CD. Asked why they want to do this strcit scrutiny, a local Chinese truck driver said there were some unrest over in Pakistan and they want to make sure everything is okay. Even our bus had to be opened up to check inside the engine and tyres etc. We spent nearly two hours here, but luckily the scenery was good enough.

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    Landscape around Tashkorgan

    by l_joo Updated Jan 26, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Nothing so particular about this one, but I like the vast landscape and the long straight highway of Karakoram. Just look, enjoy the tip. But please do not over speeding, for there lived so many cute little animals that they always 'sunbathing' on the road.

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    Landscape around Tashkorgan

    by l_joo Updated Jan 26, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Two beautiful ladies there, Tajik ladies in traditional costumes. Background is the Pamir range, bright sky with them, what else you want. Now come back to think of this picture, I should get off the bus to explore some of it but NO WAY. Tourists only allow to sit on the Natco bus because they have your name list to be handed to the Tashkorgan custom office. If you want to shoot, try using a good long distance lense.

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    The Man in Green

    by l_joo Updated Jan 26, 2005

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    The Man in Green

    Favorite thing: The Man in Green? Who is this person, let's click to see this Man to find out who he is. What I meant was this main street look so beautiful in that morning with the light shone this way, too hard to not taking more photos, that's why I upload this pix as a tip for you.

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    Landscape around Tashkorgan

    by l_joo Updated Jan 26, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Although you can't see from this picture, but there are peoples living in this vast places and they are probably nomad of Tajik with Mongolian Yurt and cattles. If you want to snap their photos, you can get off here and when you want to leave to Tashkorgan town, just wave your hands to hitchhike a whatever.

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    Landscape around Tashkorgan

    by l_joo Updated Jan 4, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Some Chinese soldiers doing march on the highway. Background is the mountain range of Pamir (if not mistaken). 'Roof of the world' is the name given, some 20000ft peaks here, Communism Peak (24,590 ft/7,495 m) and Lenin Peak (23,508 ft/7,165 m) are the Pamir's highest.

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    The grandiose WC

    by l_joo Written Jul 31, 2004

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    The Great WC

    Favorite thing: The grandiose WC is a name given to this toilet by l_joo, is one of my favourite photos in my collection of WC. Water closet WC or Without Charge (but mostly charge) is the most widely use word for toilets of China. This one built by villagers using the same walling techniques, without doubt is under my collection.

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    General appearance of walls

    by l_joo Written Jul 31, 2004

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    General appearance of walls

    Favorite thing: This tip shows my page readers the close up of a wall in the residential area. The wall was made from their traditional walling techniques by using mud mixed with some other materials. It was not solid firm enough, that's why peoples always write or draw on it.

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    Border Custom Office

    by l_joo Written Jul 30, 2004

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    Border Custom Office

    Favorite thing: Most tourists will be surprised to find out this little town is actually, ther border custom town that served as the last town in China and the border of Pakistan. Let me explain to readers what's the actual situation here. Ermm the Tashkorgan town is about 40kms far away from the border of Khunjerab Pass but tourists shouldn't cross the border on their own, except with the Natco bus. It meant only by obtaining the ticket of Natco, should tourists allow to cross the border. Natco company is the only transportation that drives in between Sost and Tashkorgan. In this photo, the Natco bus of ours is about to enter the custom office of Tashkorgan.

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    Islamic Liquor

    by l_joo Written Jul 30, 2004

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    Islamic Liquor

    Favorite thing: Here is the liquor in Islamic character. I was in disbelief when I saw this, later I ask the lady owner what was that and she told me that was the Tajik made liquor, fully alcohol. Quick, let's enjoy the Islamic liquor.

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    Taxkorgan General Tip

    by l_joo Written Jun 5, 2004

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    Favorite thing: This is the tip I build on he spot, in the small town of Taxkorgan or another spelling Tashkorgan. I just arrived yesterday evening and I noticed the sun still shine after 9pm. Lots of beautiful traditional women of Tajik in colorful costumes. Roads are clean and not much of spittings, good news. I love it. I just couldn't stop taking photos along the KKH road. I saw the stone city as well but were in ruin today after nearly 1800 years. Temperature around 23 C. Inhabitants are good and they don't stare at visitors at all, surprise, very surprise.

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