Nikolai Blackie

Nikolai Blackie is from London, but is putting his feet up in Beijing for a bit, writing things

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Joyriding the Taklamakan

You’re never alone in the desert – by Nikolai Blackie


A few years ago, I found myself in far western Xinjiang province, a small town called Sanchakouzhen, 150 miles east of Kashgar on the old northern Silk Road. It was less a town and more a pit-stop for trucks carrying minerals from the mines in China’s west to the refineries out east.