San Francisco Silk Road

San Francisco Silk Road

Headlined by an article about world traveler and extreme chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN’s “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” this travel insert to the San Francisco Chronicle also features an engaging article on the Silk Road, one of MIR’s core destinations.

“Bourdain delivers travel gems as a prelude to tantalizing details–and the unspoken reminder that the more we know, the more we realize we don’t know. The natural remedy is to travel and to discover certain principles that broaden your worldview forevermore once you’ve returned home.”

Silk Road Dreams A modern traveler can only imagine what the Silk Road was like in its heyday in the early years of the last millennium, but so much remains in Central Asia of that era that your imagination can fill in the details fairly accurately. You can’t help but imagine lines of camels making their grumpy, flat-footed way over the scraggly hills from watering hole to watering hole, burdened with the exact amount of cargo they would tolerate before refusing to move. Everywhere you look today there are reminders of those times, from the stacks of hand-loomed carpets in the bazaar to the lone camel posing for photos in the market square.

Here’s what it’s like, according to Lily Jack, writing in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Travel the Silk Road with MIRYou can travel to Central Asia on one of MIR’s small group tours, such as Journey Through Central Asia: The Five ‘Stans or Central Asian Epic Overland Adventure. You can also book a custom private journey.

PUBLISHED: May 23, 2014

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