Six days in Kashgar (China)
The driving in this town is atrocious - On the way in last night in the dark we're on a 110 KPH dual carriageway and coming toward us in "our lane" are vehicles with no lights weaving in and out of the traffic I have no idea where their heads are. Still an interesting place big Muslim quarter so some of the guys went down for a cut throat shave.
Turns out the Garmin GPS systems aren't accurate here it seems the Chinese government have forced Garmin to inject an inaccuracy of approximately 150 metres into the system. I've had to download the Taiwan XT product which has a setting for China which removes the inaccuracy.
Aarons birthday silly hat and shirt but it didn't get too messy - actually I quite like the hat.
We took our Chinese driving test today daftest thing I've ever seen it consisted mostly of an eye test; the problem was we didn't know the names of the characters on the eye chart so we couldn't tell the nurse which character she was pointing at. In the spirit of UK/Chinese cooperation the lads nearest the chart helped out by yelling a few helpful hints so not surprisingly we all passed.
We took a trip out to the main animal market, the place was heaving it felt to me liked it hadn't changed in hundreds of years - well that is until the Chinese army rocked up complete with armoured personnel carriers complete with loaded heavy machine guns and a "little tank"; quite clearly they have no intention of allowing anything to get out of control. The Major was in his element swapping stories with the locals and giving his opinion of the livestock.