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The Silk Road

Stories and Photos from my travels around the cities on the ancient silk road.

Destination 》The Silk Road

The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes connecting China and the Far East with the Middle East and Europe. Established when the Han Dynasty in China officially opened trade with the West in 130 B.C., the Silk Road routes remained in use until 1453 A.D., when the Ottoman Empire boycotted trade with China and closed them. The Silk Road was central to the economic, cultural, political, and religious interactions between these regions. Travelers exchanged many things: animals, spices, food, language, ideas, and diseases on these trade routes.

On this page are some cities on the ancient Silk Road that I’ve been fortunate to visit.

Tughgoz – The Yamchun Fortress, Tajikistan (Aug, 2019)
Sighnaghi, Kakheti, Georgia (Jun, 2018)
Khor Virap, Artashat, Armenia (Jun, 2018)

By Window on The World

In May 2017, 23 days before I was going to complete 50 years, grabbed an opportunity and took an early retirement.. Picked up a backpack and traveling ever since.. Love to travel around the world, experience different culture, local cuisine & drinks .. and take pictures.. so far been to 108 countries and still counting...

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