Following the footsteps of Marco Polo, Alexander and Chenghis Khan, Gautham's 20,000 km journey along the Silk Road traverses 8 countries - Greece - Turkey - Iran - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan - Kyrgyzstan - China - Hong Kong. The adventure of travelling by land is not just about re-exploring the paths of ancient traders and conquerors but also involves observing the traversing of diverse cultures, ideas, religions, food and customs along the Silk Road. Everything about the modern-day Silk Road countries - the markets, the people, the rulers, the rebels, invited him to discover, acknowledge and experience them in their truest form. Mountains, rivers, deserts and oases challenged him, just as they intrigued the ancient Silk Road traveler.
Part travelogue, part historical interpretation and part geo-political & economic investigation, the book intertwines between various schools of thought, observations, analyses and perspectives, regarding the Silk Road.
Every new day brings new adventures such as staying at Buddhist monastery, getting interrogated by the police for being considered a spy, attending underground parties, chased by the wild dogs, repairing a truck in the middle of the desert, trying to buy a goat, crossing snowcapped mountains and many more embarrassing, dangerous and surprisingly wonderful endeavors, throughout his journey along the Silk Road.
|Author||Gautham Reddy Nallavari|
|Number Of Pages||382|