The strongest woman I have ever met

August 1, 2016 The lady on the right, Guljekrem, invited us over for tea one day while we were just resting on the side of the road. We came back a second time to thank her. That’s where I learned Guljekrem’s story. She once had a husband and several children; all dead. She’s suffering fromContinue reading “The strongest woman I have ever met”

The deadly Karakoram highway

July 22, 2016 We nearly died, I was sexually harassed and I peed on myself, sort of The Karokoram highway is the road that leads from the city of Kashgar to Pakistan. It’s built in the middle of insane mountains, grasslands and rivers. Because it’s so far west, it borders or is located close toContinue reading “The deadly Karakoram highway”

The night(mare) train from Wuhan to Urumqi

July 3, 2016 The night train from Wuhan to Urumqi was one of the best (and absolute worst) experiences of my life. There were no seats left, so I had to buy a standing ticket for a 36 hour trip from practically east to all the way west. Locals warned me beforehand: “it’s not whatContinue reading “The night(mare) train from Wuhan to Urumqi”