Coaching finishing a bit late last night I went to a tiny Uigur restaurant — a real hole in the wall — near the Entertainment Centre. They asked me if I wanted mild or spicy; I opted for mild — which was quite spicy enough for me. (Depends how much you like chilli.)
I was not offered the head of any animal; I had lamb kebabs, similar to but spiced differently from the ones you might get in a Lebanese or Turkish place. Totally delicious.
“The Uyghur (also spelled Uygur, Uighur, Uigur; Uyghur: ئۇيغۇر; simplified Chinese: 维吾尔; traditional Chinese: 維吾爾; pinyin: Wéiwú’ěr) are a Turkic people of Central Asia. Today Uyghurs live primarily in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (also known by its controversial name East Turkistan or Uyghurstan). There are also existing Uyghur communities in Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Germany and Turkey and a smaller one in Taoyuan County of Hunan province in south-central China.” (Wikipedia)
He is heading back to La Paz (Bolivia) via Uyuni, which I have to confess I had never heard of; apparently it boasts “the Uyuni Salt Pans, the largest in the world — a sea of salt, in a fantasy world of its own. It looks like an endless frozen over lake or a white expanse of desert, and is actually the evidence of a very ancient sea that existed here. Its total area is 10,580 km2.”
Speaking of trips
At least Cockburn has a shack … Pt. 4 has appeared. It is very entertaining. I recognise The Rabbit’s socks, I think, though it may be a new pair…