Israeli 'Desert Queens' Traverse the Deserts of China

Thursday, January 05, 2012 |  Anat Schneider

If you are a woman and like the challenge of expeditions in wild faraway places, off the beaten track, then the “Desert Queen” experience (Hebrew: Malkat HaMidbar) is for you. Anyway, that’s what I decided when I heard that this year’s journey was to China, to visit the matriarchal tribal clans of the Nakhi people in the Himalayan foothills in Yunnan Province in the southwestern part of the country.

Desert Queen is exclusively for women from different countries who join with Israeli women to travel to such exotic locales as Thailand, India, South Africa, the Balkans—each trip under rugged off-road conditions using 4x4 all-terrain vehicles driven by the women themselves.

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