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Kush Kelibsiz!: - Bob Drumm, President, General Tours World Traveler “With many destinations off limits right now in the Middle East, travelers are looking just a bit farther east for discoveries and new horizons.” asia ⏟ 58 may 2013 58-61 AS Uzbekistan.indd 58 WELCOME TO UZBEKISTAN carla hunt The Silk Road, the trans-Asian trade network linking the Mediterranean with Eastern China, is not one road but many. It has captured and captivated the Western imagination and increasingly U.S. visitors with images of fabled cities, exotic peoples and awe-inspiring mountains and deserts. Mir Corporation has been plying the Silk Road for 27 years, introducing destinations far from the familiar, including this year’s new 18-day Mongolia to Kyrgystan: Lands of the Last Nomads, which puts explorers “in steppe” with nomadic cultures, or the 18-day The Pamir Highway, with a singular departure on Aug. 5 along the Silk Road less traveled from Kyrgystan to Tajikistan. According to company v.p. Annie Lucas, the top-selling group tour is its classic silk road survey, the 21-day Journey Through Central Asia: The Five ‘Stans, with departures monthly August through October and priced at $7,295 pp dbl. But actually, she says, “the tour that sells out every year is the 10-day Essential Iran, one of Mir’s classic independent tours that are also offered to each of the Stans—Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. These tours are designed for travelers who really want to understand and enjoy a country in-depth.” Re-introducing an all-Uzbekistan tour program in 2014 is General Tours World Traveler. “We used to offer a 10-day tour, which we put on hold in 2009; however, with many destinations recommend.com 4/23/13 12:54 PM http://www.recommend.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend May 2013

Editor's Notes
Hotel Desk: Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
Tour Talk: PerryGolf
Viking Aegir
A-ROSA Cruises
New York City
United States
UK & Ireland
Caribbean
Fairmont Mexico
The Road to Ruins-Peru's Northern Kingdoms
Kush Kelibsiz!: Welcome to Uzbekistan
Touring Israel & Jordan

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