I just got back from a trip to Central Asia. I went from Shanghai to Urumqi in Chinese Turkistan (Xinjiang) and then to Dushanbe in Tajikistan. From there I flew to Khujand in the north and crossed the land border into Uzbekistan on to Tashkent. I also visited Bukhara. I've been back for a week now but haven't been able to do any writing. I guess I'm still in a daze, trying to digest all that I have taken in. It all seems like a dream.