Shanghai/ The Silk Road Series

by Kathleen


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{Sunrise on Shanghai}

The “Silk Road” is the fabled name historians use to describe the first trade route that connected China with the Mediterranean region in ancient and medieval times, a 4,000-mile network of routes that passed through the entire Asian continent.

Travelers journeyed over mountains or deserts from one oasis to the next carrying silks, spices, gold and textiles in what could be considered at times dangerous or difficult circumstances.


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While journeying today may seem less harrowing, discovering the cultural aspects of an individual country is still an exciting adventure.

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This is the first in a series of several posts beginning with China and ending in Italy, where I would like to share my take on the cultural corridors between these continents; from street scenes, to timeless architecture, exotic art and delicious food.

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{Dongtai Lu Antique Market}

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This open market is perfect for finding mementos that range from old biscuit tins to Mao ramekins. Bartering is the standard and a great deal of fun.

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{Shanghai at dusk}

Enjoy,

K