Originally posted to Flickr by Anas.A at http://flickr.com/photos/50471244@N06/4956886022
Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, and one of the oldest in the world, is no stranger to war and destruction. Most recently, at the end of September 2012, much of the ancient, covered souk, extending 13 kilometres long and known to many as “The Soul . . . → Read More: The Soul of Aleppo – The Ancient Souk
After harrowing night drive over large mountain pass with bleary-eyed Kyrgyz driver who warned us against it (“roads bad!”), we arrived to no hotel. Exhausted at 1 a.m. in a murky little border town that services trucks coming from China and heading West roughly along the same network of . . . → Read More: Bad Roads and Blue sinks
Marco Polo took years to travel the Silk Road. Today, I’m wishing we had even a fraction of that kind of time. Even with modern transport, wireless and a crack production team, covering this extensive ground – with all its complicated politics and lengthy border crossings – in . . . → Read More: The Cash King!
So we started out our Silk Road Journey tracing the goods that come over the border from China and end up for sale at the Karasu market, in Osh, Kyrgyzstan – a major trading hub in the region these days (and days of yore). Traders from all over the region – Uzbekistan, Tajikistan etc, – come . . . → Read More: Day two in Osh, Kyrgyzstan
The good folks at Globe Trekker HQ have asked me to do a bit of blogging while we are out here in Central Asia filming the Silk Road show. (Part of our Round-The- World-Series celebrating 20 years of Globe Trekker.) So blogging is the plan; though the first rule of shooting – . . . → Read More: En route from Istanbul, Turkey, to Bishtek, Kyrgystan With Holly