National Geographic : 1928 Nov
Photograph byMorden-Clark Asiatic Expedition THE BROADWAY OF KASHGAR This center of desert trade was caravan's end for the Polos after a year among the mountains and wastes ofthe Pamir region. Naturally, they were charmed by its refreshing gardens and vineyards and "fine estates," but something must have happenedtoupset the even-tempered Marco's disposition. Usually he took people as he found them, but the Kashgar citizens he characterized as "a wretched, niggardly setofpeople." He particularly disliked their table manners (see text, page 530).