Some time after leaving Kelamayi (or Karamay) now travelling back to Urumqi, we stop for Toilet Break at a Petrol Station – heading straight to the below Public Toilet (or “Gong Ce” in Chinese) & got a shock of our lives!!!!!
GUESS you know why huh?!? Cos it’s another day’s nightmare here along the Silk Road of China arrrrrhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
Arhrhrhaahahaaa that’s exactly what all my other lady tour mates did!!! Ohhh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I’m sure that’s a used Condom right there on the filthy Toilet grounds - I actully just noticed it now upon looking at these pics errrhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!
Here’s the Petrol Station – ohhh Shifu Shifu (“Master Driver” in Chinese) should have known better than to stop here for our Toilet Break haaaaaaa I almost puke right after I used it!! In fact some of my lady Tour mates actually did puke even just upon peeping inside!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hours later from our departure from Kelamayi………………
I’m now at the building Lobby of City Restaurant – how nice is this below Chinese characterd Wishing Well - guess what’s in there?!?!!
Hmmmmm 4 little cutie Tortoises swimming in a clean pool of Water with lots many Coins inside the Wishing Well :
NOW MAKE A WISH – hmmmm I so wish that all the fifthy stinky disgusting Toilets along the Silk Road of China disappear!!!!!!!!!! AMEN!!!!
The Chinese Silk Weaving Loom :
It’s got many beautiful Yengisar Daggers of Xinjiang’s Uygur People :
WOW what a great building here as we arrive at Urumqi City all set eager & ready for our very much long-awaited shopping free – well, at least for me cos I simply love shopping heheheeheeeee PLUS I didnt get to buy anything/souvenir yesterday
A City of 5 million people – Urumqi is the Regional Capital (& the region’s wealthiest City) lying in Northwest Xinjiang where its North lies Russia, Tibet & the Himalayas in its South, & Kazakhstan in its West, & mixing borders with Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India & Mongolia as shown in the below Map of Xinjiang :
Midway shopping at Er Dao Qiao Internationl Grand Bazaar (or “Dabazha” or “Dabaza” in Chinese), my brother-in-law Ah Hia & I decided to go somewhere else :
From Tian Bai Min Dian :
Not much time shopping at Tian Bai Min Dian cos we’ve to rush back to the International Grand Bazaar to meet our Tour Coach.
I only managed to purchase the aboves – Well actually, not much use too even if we’ve more time here cos you know why?!?!? We ran out of Yuan (RMB) & the Shopping Mall doesn’t accept Singapore dollars (except US currency I think!!), or any of my Credit Cards except their own Chinese Bank Card which I’ve not got, & there isn’t a Money Changer or Bank around!!
How sad cos if not I’d have bought at least another very sweet Pink Pyjamas for myself, a lovely Bag, another Long Coat perhaps & a few others
Smiling Me standing at International Grand Bazaar :
The Sightseeing Tower here at International Grand Bazaar :
Some shops here do accept US currencies (which I’ve not got too!) but there’s a nearby Bank where I might be able to change my Singapore dollars into Yuans (RMB), but then it’s time to leave for Dinner
Ahhahaa now back with our Tour guide & mates :
Beautiful Coat huh?!? Some of the lady Tour mates even wana go buy too (but there’s no more time!!) - saying they should have followed me shopping heheee!!! And it cost me only about S$80 (at 70% off original price!!)- I was stunned when I saw its Price Tag cos it’s 100% Wool & with Fox Fur too!! What a fine bargain!!
In fact I even saw the same Coat recently (at home in Singapore Chinatown) selling at S$380!! But unfortunately, this Coat of mine’s now 2 sizes too big for me – so I’ve actually never had the chance to wear it except this once right here above – now it belongs to my Mummy dearest who looks really gorgeous in it
Nang is my favourite Xinjiang Cuisine so I’m very happy that I found this Nang Replica, besides it’s got the Emin Minaret (or “Su Gong Ta” in Chinese) design on its back – a real cool Xinjiang Turpan Souvenir for me
Now looking at this Sesame Nang makes me really really hungry – cant wait to have dinner soon!!!