We got on an Air China flight to Chendu at 2 am on 20 Sept. from there we caught our connection to Urumuqi. Being only my second trip to China, everything was new to me. Our group were met by the local guides and driven to our first lunch in Xinjiang.
Imagine our surprise when dish after dish kept coming out. We had a unique papaya, mayo and orange concentrate cold dish, followed by a plate of assorted meats to vegetarian dishes as among the group was one vegetarian. The dishes were all tasty, may be it was because we were all hungry we managed to finish much of the eleven course mean. We also found out that fruits in Xinjiang had higher sugar content and tend to be sweeter.