I loved this book. Colin Thubron’s reflections on his trip from China to Turkey bring to life the places through which he travels, the people that he meets, and gives well written, well researched context to both. Unlike accounts by some other travel writers, there nothing to cringe at or be embarrassed by, just page after page of observation and analysis that fascinates and enlightens.
An excellent, excellent book.
I’m definitely doing a Silk Road trip next year….
Amazon.co.uk link: Shadow of the Silk Road – Colin Thubron