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Xinjiang, China


[somewhere between Urumqi & Kashgar]

The Great Un-Escape

Man, that bus stopped frequently! At first I availed myself of every pit stop - just in case. But after awhile I disembarked when I actually needed. And in retrospect I've learned that on these mega journey's one stop is extra long for ordering food. I had so many snacks that was not necessary even for this 24 hours plus journey, my first upon arriving in Xinjiang. At the extra long stop I did not get off at first. Then we were stopping so long I decided I might as well. But when I went to the front of the bus the door was closed. No pushing of strange buttons with no English labels was the 'open sesame' I needed.

I sat on the floor next to the driver's seat, hopelessly locked in. Where, oh, where was the operator??? The driver did not come to my rescue.

Finally someone pointed out that there was a door half way back on the right hand side that was wide open.

Silly me.

permalink written by  prrrrl on September 26, 2009 from Xinjiang, China
from the travel blog: China 2009
tagged Bus and Door

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