Megan McCormick travels along China’s section of
the Silk Road trade route, exploring the country’s
ancient past and dazzling future. Beginning in Xi’an,
ancient China’s capital city, she visits the Terracotta
Warriors, and the Muslim Market. Continuing
through China’s Gansu Province she visits the oasis
towns of Jiayuguan and Dunhuang. She then camel rides across Dunhuang’s sand dunes into Xinjiang, digs for jade in Khotan and visits the livestock market in Kashgar before ending her journey in the stunning Pamir Mountains at China’s Western border.
Holly Morris continues our journey across the ancient Silk
Road. Beginning in the mountainous country of Kyrgyzstan,
she travels to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan before
catching the train to the ancient city of Samarkand and the nearby city of Bukhara. She then treks through remote
desert visiting Turkmenistan and the rarely seen ruins of ancient Merv. From here she travels to Azerbaijan, exploring Baku, before catching the train to Tbilisi in
Georgia. From Tbilisi, Holly heads on to Konya in Turkey,
capital of the ancient Seljuk Empire, travelling in a camel
caravan. Her final destination and terminus of the Silk
Road, is Istanbul.