Cross-Currents

A list of the websites that I accessed during the brief writing of the previous post.

From Kashgar to Taxkorgan: the Karakoram Highway | China Expat
Google remembered how to spell the highway, even though I didn’t, and after politely suggesting this spelling, offered me the above link which is very similar to our escapades in Kashgaria.

Muztagata: Definition and Much More from Answers.com
Again, my spelling failed me. Answers.com helpfully rebroadcasts Wikipedia for those of us behind the Great Firewall.

From Muztagata, I was led on a fun exhibition of mountain names and details:
http://www.answers.com/topic/list-of-highest-mountains
http://www.answers.com/topic/highestmtns-png
Xinjiang Ultra-Prominences – peaklist.org

http://www.answers.com/topic/khunjerab-pass
I did successfully spell Khunjerab on the first try.

Then there was a slight digression into biology, namely the evolutionary history of Yaks.
Yak: Answers.com
Bos: Answers.com
Aurochs: Answers.com
Bovid: Answers.com

Don’t get me wrong, I love the internet. But if this example of its near-infinite ability to enable procrastination can’t scare you, nothing will.

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