It’s travelling season again.  I’m getting ready to take the night train to Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia.  Up over the mountains and across the grasslands to the edge of the Gobi Desert.  It’s one of the few major cities in China that I have not been to, so I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve flown over it a few times.  In fact I’ve flown over it twice already in the past week.  Over the weekend I made a quick trip to Kashgar, China’s western-most city, that sits within 100 miles of several of the "stans" (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgzstan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan).  This time the trip was strictly business, with no time for "Yak Attack" adventure in the mountains like last time.  You can read all about that here.  Photos can be found here.  Anyway, 48 hours at home, and I’m heading back out again.