Beijing Bicycles: Cycling the Silk Road

Beijing Bicycles: Cycling the Silk Road

Added over 8 years ago

With China's relentless pursuit of 'the car', bicycles are becoming a rarer and rarer sight, at least in the main cities of its eastern seaboard. However, that shouldn't put off those keen to keep their carbon footprint low whilst following our route on the Silk Road...

Paul Wilson has been traveling the Silk Road for over ten years and has written several books and articles on the route. He has passed through Kashgar many times and on moving to Sydney came across our version of Kashgar in Bondi Junction. His latest book: The Silk Roads (Trailblazer Publications) is available nationwide and also in our store.

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Where would you like to go today? The Pushkar Camel Fair

Where would you like to go today? The Pushkar Camel Fair

Added over 8 years ago

Pushkar is a small town nestled in the hills north west of Ajmer next to Pushkar Lake in the state of Rajasthan, India.  Considered one of the five sacred dhams or pilgrimage sites for devout Hindus, the town is better known to foreign travelers as the home of the famous Pushkar Camel Fair...

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The Sapphire

The Sapphire

Added over 8 years ago

Possibly named after the Greek word "sapphiros", meaning blue (although all blue gemstones were called sapphiros at that time), sapphires were unknown in the west before the Roman Empire; however in the east, stones were mined in India and Sri Lanka from at least the 1st Century BC onwards...

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Kashgar Recommends:  The Atlas Obscura

Kashgar Recommends: The Atlas Obscura

Added over 8 years ago

The Atlas Obscura is a new and novel website which offers it's readers a well researched end entertainingly written compendium of today's wonders, curiosities, and esoterica...

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