This morning we are on our way to travel around the world by way of the Silk Road. Toady we fly to Instanbul where we’ll stay for a bit before continuing on to Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China. From a historical perspective, we will be traveling through the regions that saw the first contact between East and West, Han China and Rome, Byzantium and the splendid court of the Tang emperors. This route saw the first exchange of silk and perhaps most importantly, the introduction of paper to the western world.
We’ll be updating this blog as we’re able with photos and video, so stay tuned!