MIR Corporation Celebrates its 25th Year of Travel

MIR Corporation Celebrates its 25th Year of Travel

SEATTLE, WA -- Cultural tour operator MIR Corporation is celebrating its 25th year of travel to St. Petersburg, Siberia, the Silk Road and beyond with a 100-page catalog of its popular trips for 2011. The company is offering five departures of its signature small-group tour to Central Asia, Journey through Central Asia: The Five 'Stans, which sold out last year, and featuring a new 20-day trip along the Silk Road called Once Forbidden Lands of Central Asia and Iran which features stops in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran. Read More


9 Extraordinary Experiences You Can Only Have in Lhasa

9 Extraordinary Experiences You Can Only Have in Lhasa

Tibet has long been one of the world’s most remote and forbidding places. Until the early 20th century, only a handful of Europeans had been to Lhasa, and there were stringent laws against foreigners entering the city. Today, Tibet is still remote, but the path has been increasingly smoothed. Much of Lhasa itself is surprisingly urban and modern. It will take years before Lhasa is a fully modern city, but now is the time to visit, before too many changes obscure its original Tibetan culture. Make sure to have these nine extraordinary experiences when you visit Lhasa, Tibet. Read More