Ever wanted to travel on the Silk Road? That's what we decided to do in August 2005 during 1 month.
Wonderful places which you only heard of in oriental tales. Very nice and friendly people. Stick with local guides and try to avoid the large tourist groups that come in large buses and only visit the highlights in the speed of light.
Food? Excellent except in Turkmenistan where it was honestly the worst we ever tasted.
Posted by Marc on
Saturday, January 27, 2007 (12:03:08)
In August 2004 we decided, during our holidays in South Korea, to do a short trip to China where we visited some of the highlights.
At the end we came to the conclusion that, yes, Chinese food is the best of the world. Don't go to tourist restaurants (you will get the same stuff as at home) but try the many local restaurants even if they don't look very clean. The communication is no problem: Just look around what the others guests are eating, grab the waiter, and point to the dishes that please you. It can be very funny but we were never deceived.