Friday, April 9, 2010

Silk Road Day 14: Urumqi

After a good night's sleep in a nice soft bed (thank you Sheraton!) we woke up to snow in Urumqi. Damn it was cold. We drove to the mountains and up to Heavenly Lake, which reminded me so much of Lake Louise in Canada.

Heavenly Lake

It snowed nearly all the way there but stopped when we arrived, which was just perfect. Got back to the hotel for lunch, and then we decided not to visit another museum and had a quiet afternoon of relaxing.

Urumqi 01

We had dinner at the hotel and got on the train to head for the Kazakhstan border. We had to completely pack everything and put our new carriage stickers on, ready for the Russian train tomorrow.

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