Tag: silk road

  • The Silk Road

    The Silk Road

    The silk road stories fire my imagination. It was the first time in human history that markets were no longer constrained to how far a person could walk in a day or two. The sheer doggedness of the traders who opened the various routes, the stories that are long forgotten, the hidden traces archaeologists sometimes…

  • Review: Via Serica

    Review: Via Serica

    I’d picked up Via Serica, Tom Rogneby’s latest, without a clear idea of what it was about. I don’t usually do that, but I was in a hurry, Dorothy Grant had just shared a link, and I’d really liked his Minivandians tales. So I grabbed it and went on with whatever I was doing that…