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I found this book very interesting and well written.
Colin Thubron takes an amazing journey through some of the off-the-beaten-path Silk Road countries via local, third-class transportation.
I missed so much and this is why I wanted to read this book and see the journey through the eyes of another traveler.
Beautifully written travel book of a journey along the ancient silk road and what remains of it today. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Johnjohn
I picked up this book to prepare an upcoming trip.
I "escaped" from a country full of propaganda, but after I read this book I asked myself whether I get into... Read more
The public is generally ignorant of where its food comes from, and in many cases are swayed by the New Age false prophets who benefit from spreading falsities. Read morePublished 10 months ago by RBH
This book was a gift, I read it some years ago. My daughter enjoyed it this time around and is noe reading more of his books.Published 13 months ago by alcarson
Colin Thubron is one of my all time favourite travel writers. I simply devoured his previous books, notably "In Siberia" and "The Lost Heart of Asia". Read morePublished 20 months ago by keetmom
The author wove stories of the Silk Road's history with memories from his own trips 10 or more years earlier and with minute details of what he found at sites just prior to... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Janet Eshenroder
"Yet to follow the Silk Road is to follow a ghost. It flows through the heart of Asia, but it has officially vanished, leaving behind it the pattern of its restlessness:... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Suzanne Dobbins
Colin Thubron paints a colorful picture of his travels, but I can't escape the thought that his reported conversations in China are largely fabricated. Read morePublished 22 months ago by BJM