Definitely in the desert now. Have passed the 2500 km post from Beijing. The drive today is all smog and dust. Sometimes cant see more than 200m off the road. Even the huge wind farm was indistinct.
The people in China are so nice, polite but always want their photos taken with us. Have no idea of personal space - 2 arrived on a motorbike last night and wandered in and around the dinner preparation taking photos.
We are here 2 days. To the Mogao caves. Have wanted to see them for years. Not disappointed even though visiting is very organised. China caters to the massive Chinese tourist market very well.
Also saw the very high dunes.