Long before planes, trains, and automobiles existed, goods were traded along the Silk Road. Spices, fabrics, food, and frankincense made their way along this route carried on foot and on camel and horseback. Journeys were long and difficult, passing through various climates, shifting sands, snow-covered fields, and through soaring mountains, always pushing toward the shimmering horizon. Bustling cities and bazaars bursting with intellectuals, artists, and merchants popped up along the routes and provided the perfect petri dish where nomads of different religions, languages, and cultures, met and infused new ideas together. The Silk Road was actually a web of various routes that […]
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Home to the world’s longest continuous civilization, there’s thousands of year’s worth of exploring to do in China. How do you possibly see everything you want to see? As Stephanie and Michelle recently found out, the best ways to see China is by multiple modes of transportation.