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April 2015
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The start of yet another adventure!

Pakistan © Eric Bonnem

“On our return, we greet our Shimshalis friends, who are amongst the best altitude guides and porters in the world and we take on the narrow valley in our vehicle. The KKH leads us straight towards the Chinese border. I hug my Pakistani friends. During this short journey lasting just under a fortnight/around twelve days, I didn’t meet more than three westerns; a French couple at Gilgit and an Australian with an extraordinary beard en route to the Chinese border. The day-after-tomorrow, I shall be in Kashgar in the Xinjiang province of China, in order to find anyone willing to join our large caravan on the Silk Road from Xi’an to Istanbul. The start of yet another adventure!”

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