152 / delay

A museum about the karez, the underground irrigation
system near Turpan, said to be 5000 km long 
Its a wonderful feat of ingenuity.

I thought the museum could have been much livelier, or something..

at this point there was a delay due to a 'disturbance' in Urumqi,
we had to change the schedule.
The hotel was large, derelict at the rear, with a deserted
swimming pool

it looked like everyone just walked out one day,

& nothing had been done since

it should have been more photogenic, I usually
enjoy urban decay

We were advised to stay within the compound..
maybe sensible, but we missed the chance to just walk around.