SILK ROAD HISTORY
The Silk Road refers to the ancient trade routes that began in ancient China and connected Asia, Africa, and Europe.
In logistic terms, the Silk road divides into the land Silk Road and the Maritime Silk Road.
The Silk Road on the land began in the Chang’an era, the capital city of the Western Han Dynasty (the Eastern Han Dynasty extended to Luoyang).
The Silk Road is a significant route for economic, political, and cultural exchanges between the East and West.
Its initial role was to transport silk produced in ancient China.
Therefore, when the German geographer Ferdinand Freiherr von Richthofen first named it the Silk Road in the 1870s, it was widely accepted.
On June 18, 2014, the Silk Road “Changan” luxury tourist line from Xi’an began operation.
By some estimates, by 2015, the entire Silk Road route including Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan will also be frequented by many tourists.
A dream of a lifetime, Mongolia on a bike
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Riding a bike from the heart of Europe, Crossing Continents.
For most an impossible task.
Not so for my longtime friend, I am going to introduce to you here.
Master of martial arts, 9.th Dan Taekwondo instructor, lives in Vienna.
He and his wife embarked on a journey of a lifetime, on their bike.
It seems all comes down to courage, skills, luck. And one needs to have the time to spare.
As I speak, they already have conquered the whole of Turkey, and are now entering the second part of their journey.
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To ride the Silk road from Europe through to Mongolia. China was not possible for administrative reasons.
Wish you well, N. + Y.
One needs to have guts to make such journey.
Will be following closely.
- APRIL 1st, 2018, VIENNA AND SOUTHERN EUROPE
- APRIL 15th, 2018 TURKEY ERZURUM AREA
- APRIL 17th, 2018 IRAN PASSING TEHRAN
- APRIL 18th, 2018 IRAN GALUGAH
- APRIL 19th, 2018 IRAN DALAND
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