Last year...We were in Xinjiang at this time last year, it was incredibly calm and peaceful there. I've never visited a place that is predominately muslim and as you all know we enjoyed ourselves immensely. The Uighur people treated us very nicely, they were incredibly hospitable. The sad thing is how badly they are treated by the government, you do not need to speak Chinese to see that there was extreme discrimination and mistreatment of the Uighurs. It makes me so sad to see what's happening there now, but I can't say that I'm suprised. You can only beat people down for so long.

Posted on July 9, 2009 and filed under Adventures in the World.