Today we moved into the Mongolian area. Great open spaces and a far more traditional feel with people walking their cows and sheep for grazing alongside the road.
We passed through a little town with a market day on in the main through road, driving between the stalls and causing chaos. We stopped at the outside of town and Dave and I wandered back to get some fresh apricots and apples and discovered a chinese wailing concert with an audience of a few hundred who we joined. Suddenly the whole audience was looking at us and the singers lost the plot as they tried to see us too. Obviously there have been no tourists here before. Total amazement was all over the faces of the locals.
We have met many people who have studied English for many years and have never seen a tourist let alone talked English to one. This is a very isolated area of the world with such friendly people. Wish I could stay longer.