We travelled though Xinjiang Province, which is sparcely populated, and has been under Chinese rule since the time of the early Silk Road. We awoke at 9:00 a.m. to a snow covered scene with cloud to the ground and temperatures around -5 C.
Soon we were in Urumqi, a large and expanding city and a little later we were on the 10th floor of our hotel and as we write some of the fog is clearing. However, soon it will be dark and temperatures will fall.
The he view at night and the fog has lifted slightly.
The doorway to our room!