Where else did I go in Xinjiang? After the backpacking trip I also got to visit Urumqi, Shehezi, and Turpan. I would have liked to go to Kashgar, but did you know that Xinjiang is bigger than Alaska? To get fro Urumqi to Kashgar would have been a 24-hour train trip. Laura and I opted for the shorter 2-hour trip to Turpan.
For more photos of Urumqi, Shehezi, and Turpan click here.