The Place That Drove Me Insane

The transition from Kyrgyzstan to China could not be more subtle. Barbed wire, watchtowers, motes, legions of police - the Chinese border anticipates World War III. After passing through several agonizing checkpoints, we encountered a large, prison-like facility, which we naïvely assumed was the border crossing into Xinjiang, China’s vast, Uyghur-populated western region. There we [...]