By Bijan Omrani
What was once it rather prefer to shuttle the iron rails of the Trans-Siberian Railway in its early years, the dusty, parched tracks of the Silk highway in its heyday, or the rugged, risky mountain passes into and out of the Indian subcontinent? Eurasia’s nice land routes, offspring of the ambition of Russian tsars, chinese language emperors and Mughal khans, have served human historical past good, appearing as conduits for exchange, faith and cultural conventions, and as avenues down which conquering armies and advertisement pioneers swarmed within the forging of empires.
With wit and humor, Omrani weaves a tapestry of stories and reviews via a panoply of tourists down the centuries, taking the reader on a thrilling trip that crosses continents and spans epochs. Richly adorned with beautiful images, particular maps and interesting archival illustrations, Asia Overland is a compelling piece of trip literature that may attract either modern day explorers and armchair tourists alike.
Travel better half and ancient travelogue
Resourced from commute luminaries: from George Kennan to Anton Chekhov, Fa Xian and Xuanzang to Marco Polo and Matteo Ricci, Sir Clarmont Skrine and Francis Younghusband to Peter Fleming and Mildred Cable, Lord Curzon and Sir Alexander Burnes to Yakut al-Hamawi and Ruy Gonzáles de Clavijo
Fascinating archival images
Lavish, broad-ranging images
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