Colin Thubron - Shadow of the Silk Road

Review :

I totally loved this book, specially the travels through China! Perhaps I shouldn't say that - the travel through Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan were also fascinating. The peoples, the faiths, the customs - both over centuries passed and now today - all were discussed. Little things like the facial characteristics and body forms and hats worn were so well described. Each cultural group became an identity. I have to visit China ..... I don't know if I would be brave enough for the other countries! Wow do I admire Colin Thubron, and I must read more of his books. He makes history come alive. As a child in school, history was just dates and names - all of which w


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