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A to Z of the Silk Road

The Silk Road was one of the world’s most important trade routes, traversing deserts, mountains and plains from China to Constantinople with branches down to India, the Middle East and North Africa. More than just goods, the Silk Road transported religion, culture and ideas between east and west. In our A to Z we take a look at some of the key people, places and events in the history of the Silk Road.

Top Five Places to Visit on the Silk Road

Interest in the Silk Road is growing rapidly, with travellers intrigued by the ancient routes which saw the exchange of goods, religion and ideas between east and west. The routes cover such vast areas that it can be difficult to decide where to visit, so we’ve put together a list of the top five places to see on the Silk Road, from cultural hotspots to incredible landscapes.

Silk Road Blog IV: The Journey Ends

“Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” Ibn Battuta Our crossing from Iran into Turkey went very well; we climbed the hill towards the border control and were soon ushered into another world, where a Duty Free shop greeted us and the ladies in our caravan whi…

The calm before the storm, JB in Turkey

This is always the part I enjoy most about my job; having flown to Turkey a day before the group, that chilled time pottering around before the clients come and the questions start. Of course in this situation I don't have a lot to worry about. I am not guiding or even tour leading; Mike Belton, a f…

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