Getting from East to West used to be an arduous journey, requiring months, great expense, and a fair measure of risk. Today, the only risk is missing a flight or an unexpected delay. Is it still possible to travel as people once did, getting the true flavor of a place and its culture? We’ll spend this hour with acclaimed British travel writer, Colin Thubron, who spent 8 months traveling 7,000 miles on foot, donkey cart, camel, truck and bus for his latest book “Shadow of the Silk Road” (Harper Collins, 2007).
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