Sorry that I have not been able to update for the past couple of days. I have had trouble getting access to the internet, and was out in the mountains all day yesterday.
I’m at the Kashgar airport right now, waiting to catch my flight to Urumqi (back in the direction from which I came), where I will only stay one night. I’ll then be catching an early morning flight to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan tomorrow. My hotel in Urumqi has promised that they have internet in every room, but based on my recent experience, I will not hold out hope. If they do, though, I’ll post an update when I get there, which will have loads of photos from my trip to Lake Karakul.