By Bijan Omrani

What used to be it fairly 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 heritage good, performing as conduits for alternate, 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 experiences through a panoply of tourists down the centuries, taking the reader on an exhilarating trip that crosses continents and spans epochs. Richly decorated with lovely images, distinct maps and interesting archival illustrations, Asia Overland is a compelling piece of commute literature that would attract either modern day explorers and armchair tourists alike.

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Resourced from shuttle 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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