To Xanadu 25Jan08

Expedition to research the Grass Silk Road – one of the greatest communication highways in history – a road, last travelled in the 13th Century, that led from Genghis Khan’s capital Karakorum in the steppes in Mongolia across the Gobi Desert to Xanadu, Kublai’s Khan’s pleasure dome in China. It became one of the worst organised expeditions in the history of exploration. (read on)

One Response to “To Xanadu”

  1. Marisa Says:

    I realize this post is a few years old, but I just (happily) stumbled upon it. Other than the link to the photo gallery and the quick blurb here on the website, where can I get more detail about this expedition? Sounds thoroughly amusing and right up my alley, as I’ve always dreamed of attempting travel along the historic road. Would love to hear more about your hapless (and otherwise) exploits if you can point me in the right direction.


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