Believe it or not, im still sick now and Im resting in a small lonely town in the desert called Dachaidan. And i just got some info that when ure at high altitude, its hard to recover once u get sick. Ahhh… no wonder. Usually it takes me 4-5 days to recover from fever if i never take any medicine. But this time its longer… a week already and im still sick. Doesnt matter.. its not too bad. My body temperature is okay, just that im coughing so badly and its annoying. So we took a 2 days rest in Dachaidan, before cycling another 340km to Dunhuang, the Silk Road Oasis Town.
This town is small, but perfect for me. I always like this kind of places, its quiet, beautiful, not so many ppl and life is slow here, remind me of my days in New Zealand. Everywhere u walk in this town, u will see a giant snow mountain range nearby. I was so tempted to climb the mountain, its not so high, probably will take me less than 1 hour to get to the top. But i was still sick and need to rest so i can recover faster, so i just watch the mountain, teased by its beauty. The sky is soooo… blue here. Very hot and dry here. In the evening i went out to take some photos, and saw a very nice sunset, very blue sky and very orange clouds. I guess, when ure at high altitude like this place, its heaven for photographers. I just couldnt stop snapping pictures!
And here… majority are Hui muslims. Went to a mosque for friday prayers, i felt like im praying in Malaysia, so many muslims attended the friday prayer and the mosque is full, just like in Malaysia! Plus, the funny part was, i saw a chinese muslim guy, look a lot like malay, dark skin with a malay face! I even teased him, speaking malay to him and called him “Pakcik”. He doesnt understand me so i just say “eh pakcik, kau sesat ke kat north china ni?” Then he just replied back while smiling.. “ahhh… hao hao hao!”. LOL!