Urumqi Local Food: Big Chicken (Dapan Ji) & The Grand Bazaar

Megsy Food

Cuisine on the western side of China is actually quite different from the eastern side of the country. With influences from Sichuan and central Asian countries, Xinjiang province offers up some interesting fusion. Hitting Urumqi after spending a month in Mongolia there was only one thing we had on our minds, vegetables and any meat that was not lamb! If you don’t know much about mongolian cuisine, here’s a quick …

How to cross the Bulgan Border: Khovd (Mongolia) to Urumqi (China)

Tommo Fun, Travel Tips

Mongolia’s western border at Bulgan is not frequented by foreigners – but it is certainly open to us! Find out how we made the crossing from Khovd to Urumqi in August 2013. Similarly to when we arrived through Erlian & Zamiin-uud in the east, border corossing between China and Mongolia are not straight-forward, you just have to put the time in and plod through the process – expect your passports …