Colin Thubron | Shadow of the Silk Road

Recorded Jul 17, 2007
Direct Download: 20070717-colinth.mp3

To be traveling the Silk Road, writes Colin Thubron, is to be traveling the history of the world: tracing the passage not just of trade and armies, but of ideas, religions and inventions. Thubron covers 7,000 miles in 8 months as he passes through China, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey, taking in the most sterile desert on earth and the strife-torn mountain valleys of today’s conflicts. Prior to his career as a travel writer, Thubron made documentaries which were shown on BBC and worldwide television.

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