Central Asia

Aksu, one day's journey from Kashgar. This taken from my travel diary: Sunday was Bazha day, or market day. What a spectacle! The size of three football fields with so much for sale--fabrics of all kinds from tacky synthetics to scratchy silks and one brocade patterned, chenille-like fabric I would have bought if I didn't have to carry it in my backpack, hand-made Russian-style boots, hand-made fur hats, sheep, new donkey carts, stallions, and even camels. Lived up to its ancient reputation as one of the best markets in Central Asia.

Aksu, one day’s journey from Kashgar. This taken from my travel diary: Sunday was Bazha day, or market day. What a spectacle! The size of three football fields with so much for sale–fabrics of all kinds from tacky synthetics to scratchy silks and one brocade patterned, chenille-like fabric I would have bought if I didn’t have to carry it in my backpack, hand-made Russian-style boots, hand-made fur hats, sheep, new donkey carts, stallions, and even camels. Lived up to its ancient reputation as one of the best markets in Central Asia.

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