It sometimes feels like trouble is trying to catch me up. First there was the terrorist attack in Bombay, then the Maoist bombs in west Bengal, the resignations in Nepal while I was in the Everest Region, and now Xinjiang‘s upheavals.
The emergence of trouble in Xinjiang was probably the most predictable in retrospect, possibly the least predictable going forward, and is certainly the saddest, particularly with the violence spreading to Kashgar, less than 100 kilometres from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
You can read my previous post on my wanderings in Kashgar here. Mind the gap(s).
I leave Shanghai for Hong Kong today.