It was a long and a great trip at the same time. I did not know whether I was able to go, because we heard that foreigners were maybe not allowed to visit this part of Gansu (Beijing meetings and potential unrest). And, yes it was rather tense. I was stopped several times, whereby I had to register myself and whereby I had to explain what I was doing in this area. In the whole area it is not possible to get in the internet. This was in a sense great, because it gave me a break from the internet. And, it was a wonderful trip.
I hope you enjoy the pictures that I took: