I went to China in 2005 to do research for Silk and Song. Here are a few photos from that trip.
So, okay, that last photo, a story goes with it. We were out tarryhooting around in the middle of nowhere and voices were raised in request of a pit stop. So our driver pulled over to the edge of this huge dry riverbed, conveniently lined with boulders.
In mid, er, stream, a movement caught the corner of my eye. I looked up from trying not to pee on my shoes and, lo, around the bend of this dry riverbed appeared a herd of free-range camels.
Only in Asia.
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