And then we have driven to China. A rough ride over the magnificient Torugart pass took us to the Uighur capital. Here we've enjoyed various touristy activities: Feasted on Uighur and Chinese food, been to the big markets and bought carpets but not fat-bummed sheep, slept in marshmallow-coloured hotelrooms and shopped cheap DVDs. We even went test-riding camels as we've been offered 12 in exhange for Attila the bus. We decided on sticking to the bus.

The bus. As it's not allowed to drive in China without hiring a guide, we will leave Attila in Kashgar for tree weeks and travel by foot, train and plane.

Photo by Guro Anna Wyller Odden