|It's the National Holiday starting today, not the same big celebrations like last year's 60th (see blog). However, there seems to be just as many people on holiday. Beijing is looking at its best as we come into the "golden season' here. However, I want to continue our travel along the Silk Road with a group we took recently, this time to the modern capital of the Xinjiang region, Urumqi, and to a lesser known area of unspoilt grassland Nalati.|
|Home-baked naan bread , fresh and hot from the oven, great smell and great taste, wonderful way to start the day!|
|And aren't those bagels....?|
No English here, but can you guess what it is? Free goodies given out, found inside the Men's room, and installed by the Rainbow Care Centre.
You can also see some strange sights on the road if you keep your eyes open (photo expertly taken by Nick as we drove by!) - yes it's real, live and not on a lead.
The Nalati grasslands covering 400 sq km are one of the 4 largest grasslands in the world.
After several stages of cleaning, sorting, tamping and dyeing, the result is a beautiful felt rug - I bought one for my dining room