Taklamakan Trio

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Bienvenue Taklamakan! This desert is deemed the “Place From Which You Cannot Return,” which may not work on the brochures, but to the Silk Road traders of yesteryear, it was enough to set the hearts of weary merchants fluttering.

The Taklamakan Desert could swallow the whole of Britain and France, if it got the chance. In the meantime, the sweet little town of Dunhuang is nestled bravely along the desert’s western fringe, just four miles from where this picture was taken.

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