Postcard from the Road: A Photo Finish at the Naadam Festival in Mongolia

Postcard from the Road: A Photo Finish at the Naadam Festival in Mongolia

Tour Manager Tatiana Pokalova sent us this postcard from the road while on MIR’s Mongolia to Moscow: A Trans-Siberian Railway Adventure small group tour. Find out what’s happening here and in other photos taken on the regularly scheduled Trans-Siberian train traveling over a dramatic and variegated route. Read More


MIR Corporation Featuring Iran Tour Manager’s Travel Log

MIR Corporation Featuring Iran Tour Manager’s Travel Log

SEATTLE, WA -- One of MIR Corporation's most highly acclaimed tour managers recently kept a travel log about his latest foray into Iran on MIR's Cultural Series tour, Ancient Persia: Modern Iran. Michel Behar, multi-lingual Dutchman and long-time MIR tour manager, blogged from the road as he led a group of travelers on a circular route that takes in Iran's finest treasures, from the World Heritage Sites of ancient Persepolis to Isfahan's UNESCO-listed Imam Square. Read More


Growing Up Soviet: A Firsthand Photo Essay

Growing Up Soviet: A Firsthand Photo Essay

I don’t remember talking much about communism, growing up. Nevertheless, in school I was a Little Octobrist and a Young Pioneer, both communist youth organizations. In this photo you can see my Lenin pin. It’s 1983 in this photo, and I was 9 years old. Read More