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Good Morning, Kashgar

Too early but too late.

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Kashgar, August 23rd 2012

I woke up excited for breakfast. Two days ago, here in Xinde Business Hotel, warm fresh cow milk was served for breakfast. It smelled so good. When Abraham served his three visitors with milk (Gen 18:8), was the milk like this? Slurppp...! What a compliment that must have been!

How disappointed I was when I found no milk on the buffet table. But, there's one empty pan. Maybe that's for milk. Hopefully.

Despite the missing milk, I was happy that the buffet menu was more to my liking than two days ago. That one on the right, I don't know what it is. Seaweed? If felt like pudding in my mouth. Picking up this stuff with chopsticks was a challenge. I almost gave up and picked up one by one using my fingers. I looked around at the other tables. It seemed that the locals also had difficulty. Maybe. I rarely saw this dish on other guest's plate.

Oh yeah, for sure there were boiled eggs and steamed bun.

I sat at the table facing the buffet table, so in case any moment milk comes, I would immediately notice.

Yeehaa! I almost jumped from my chair. A woman in blue uniform carried a big pan and poured it into the empty pan on the buffet table. That white liquid must be milk! Yeehaa!

Yes, it was milk. I already could tell from the smell of the vapor. Hmmm... oh, it's so good! I filled in my cup and returned to my table. Slurrrp. I returned to the buffet table, for another serving.

Eventually, I had been too early for milk. Two days ago I had breakfast an hour later than now. I had been too excited but then became too early.

Nevertheless, I was too late for this. The sun was above the horizon line already. Otherwise, it would have a been a great cityscape sunrise shot. I've never made one.

Posted by automidori 06:44 Archived in China Tagged china kashgar xinjiang

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