MIR’s Best of 2018! Your Favorites From Our Blog and Facebook

MIR’s Best of 2018! Your Favorites From Our Blog and Facebook

As 2018 wraps up, we look forward to looking back on this adventure-packed year. 

We celebrated our 32nd year of providing imaginative and award-winning tours to fascinating destinations at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. To help commemorate this, and, of course, to celebrate the unbridled enthusiasm we have for our destinations, we created more blog articles and Facebook posts than ever before, introducing you to the wonders of Georgia, the adventurous spirit of Siberia, the heart and soul of the Silk Road, and more.

Thousands of clicks, likes, and shares later, the response from our fans has been overwhelming! We’re grateful that there are so many intrepid travelers who are open to discovery and share our passion for our chosen off-the-beaten-path corner of the world. 

Here’s a look back at some of your favorites from our:

Check them out, and as always, keep sharing your favorite MIR stories!


Top MIR Blog Posts

We’ve loved sharing our favorite travel stories, pictures, and insights from our destinations on MIR’s Travel Blog, where our dedicated clients and staff celebrate their love for the extraordinary places we travel. 

Since our website’s launch more than 4 years ago, we’ve published more than 600 blog posts on topics as diverse as how to travel in Moscow like a local, what it’s like to live in a Kyrgyz yurt, and the wedding traditions in Uzbekistan. And we have even more fabulous stories to share with our readers in 2019!

Here’s a look back at some of the most popular blog posts from 2018.

Ushguli in Svaneti, Georgia. Photo credit: Paul Schwartz

Photo credit: Paul Schwartz

(1) 6 Reasons to Visit Svaneti – Georgia’s Undiscovered and Unrivaled Mountain Region (video)



Traveler's Tale: On Location at the Home of The Zookeeper’s Wife in Warsaw, Poland. Photo credit: Joanna Millick

Photo credit: Joanna Millick

(2) On Location at the Home of The Zookeeper’s Wife in Warsaw, Poland



Krakow parade. Photo credit: Janusz Lesniak / Polish National Tourist Board

Photo credit: Janusz Lesniak / Polish National Tourist Board

(3) Family Fun in Poland: Activities for Children of All Ages



Iskander Kul. Photo credit: Jake Smith

Photo credit: Jake Smith

(4) Top 10 Places to Discover in Tajikistan: Undiscovered, Remote, Incredible



The Piskarev Memorial Cemetery. Photo credit: Liz Tollefson

Photo credit: Liz Tollefson

(5) 4 Must-See WWII Sites in St. Petersburg: The Siege of Leningrad



Painted monastery of Moldovita in Bucovina, Romania

(6) Beginner’s Guide to Romania’s Painted Monasteries of Bucovina



Hijab in Isfahan, Iran's Imam Square. Photo credit: Joanna Millick

Photo credit: Joanna Millick

(7) Looking Good in Iran: Hijab How-Tos (video)



Red Square in Moscow

(8) Moscow in Photos: 12 Reasons We Love Red Square and The Kremlin



Sunflowers in Ukraine. Photo credit: Luba Rudenko

Photo credit: Luba Rudenko

(9) Why is the Sunflower the National Flower of Ukraine?



The group is greeted by music and song in the Old Believers village. Photo credit: Helge Pedersen

Photo credit: Helge Pedersen

(10) The Ultimate Travel Guide to Ulan Ude: Why This Siberian City Will Surprise You


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MIR’s Top Facebook Posts

At MIR, we love to brag about all of the things that make our destinations so unique and such a joy to discover, but we’re also delighted when we see one of our destinations trending in popular media.

We take note of all of these hip happenings on the MIR Facebook page, and our destinations keep getting plenty of attention: so far, our posts have gotten more than 7,000 likes!

Take a look at our most popular Facebook posts from 2018.


For a daily dose of MIR travel news and trends, be sure to follow us on Facebook @MIR.Corporation to check out what’s new and noteworthy in our destinations.


Travel in 2019 with MIR

MIR is celebrating over 30 years of connecting travelers with fascinating destinations at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Our full service, dedication, commitment to quality, and destination expertise have twice earned us a place on National Geographic Adventure’s list of “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.”

More than 30 years of travel expertise means that the specialists at MIR know how to get there, what to do while you’re there, and how to enhance your trip in each of our destinations.

Wondering which destination or itinerary is right for you? In addition to browsing the pages of our free catalog, you can narrow down your choices online using our Trip Finder and the Destination Map. Or chat with our Private Journeys department to have a trip handcrafted to your interests, pace and budget.

Contact MIR today at info@mircorp.com or 1-800-424-7289.


(Top photo: A visit with a nomadic family at Son Kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan. Photo: Prashant Ashoka)

PUBLISHED: December 27, 2018

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