Sunday, June 14, 2009

Xining City

8 am Xining City, China (view from the door of my hotel)

Here in Xining City in Qinghai Province on the Western edge of China we are up on the Eastern Edge of the Tibetan Plateau. Here are the lakes that are the headwaters of the Yangtse and the Yellow Rivers (of which more anon). We are about 2,200 m (7,000 ft) above sea level, and are on the Ancient Silk Route. We have arrived. The weather is cool and sunny.