Border crossing drama with peace corps guys Ben and Mike.
Pull up into John’s Cafe at Seman Hotel. Meet John Hannon, from Vancouver. Go for cay at Uyquer cafe later that night.
In Kashgar, this blacksmith made new clips for Alex's panniers.
Leave Kashgar with manager dragging off back of bikes. Want 200 yuan for shower damage. No problem at Ghez checkpoint despite our paranoia.
Pass Kongur and Mutztagh Ata but dust storm obstructs view. Chinese student wants to speak to us but doesn’t say a word. Camp in shell of a house, very windy
Lunch in Taxkurgan. Charged extra after having eaten. People loner. Gas attack before dinner. Al hears “Free Willy 2” preview on radio