Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Even more Charyn Canyon

Ruth says: the river was in the bottom of the canyon, where we had our picnic. One of the trees had loads of little scraps of cloth and plastic tied all over it. We are not quite sure what they are for, but have seen them since up in the mountains above Almaty, and people adding their own little strips of fabric. Think it is like carving your name on a rock or whatever.

1 comment:

Helen said...

I have seen that too. I think you are supposed to make a wish and tie on a piece of cloth whilst doing so. I suspect that the reality of the canyon is even more impressive than the pictures. i remember in America not being able to recreate the amazing red colour and vastness with photos but I can still see it in my head!