Thursday, October 26, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
China Trip 2017
Comments by China Traveler, Kathy, to Gerald Hatherly, trip guide:
By now, I’m sure you are off on your next adventure with some lucky travelers!
I’m finally back into my Denver time and doing all the “stuff” of ordinary life.
I am still amazed at our wonderful “Silk Road” trip and your talented, intelligent, unending helpfulness and leadership all along the way!!
It will take some time of letting it all sink in and reviewing my numerous photos to actually believe it all happened!!!
Perhaps Judy has already communicated with you but I wanted to make sure you knew that our beautiful rugs you so willingly bartered for us arrived in perfect shape within 2 weeks time!!
We were thrilled at such great service and I LOVE my new rug as does Smokey the small fur ball dog!!
Thank you so very much for all of your expertise and attention on this China adventure!
I wish you and your family the best!
Safe and fun travels,
Monday, October 23, 2017
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Art of Travel - Silk Road Trip
|Yellow River - Binglishi Caves.|
|Kazakhs playing an early form of polo.|
Comment: Judy: "Loved the ethnic experiences of the Kazakhs and horses and the drive up the Karakeram Highway. "
|Yes, a Chinese Mosque in Xi'an.|
|Transmissions and exchanges of musical instruments and dance from Persia to China.|
|Kathy at Gaochang--a cosmopolitan city on the ancient Silk Road.|
|Dr. Wang (left) was the Chinese archaeologist who discovered the terracotta warriors in the 1970s.|
|Ever eaten an entire lamb Uighur style?|
|The Mogao Caves in Dunhuang—the most important Buddhist site in the world|
|Barbara made friends everywhere!|
|Gansu Corridor Dunes in the Gobi Desert.|
|Panda breeding center.|
|Joris met a Chinese oilman from Zinjiang Provence on the train.|
|The one wok, one chef lunch.|
Monday, February 13, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Susie,Glad to be back home after an amazing adventure. Tauck made this special in every way--very knowledgeable tour director with a great sense of humor, the hotels were definitely five star and all the details of the tour were perfect in every way. It is difficult to name one highlight. Visiting Varanasi at sunrise with a boat ride on the Ganges and then returning to the cremation area by boat at sunset, being the first couple let in to see the Taj Mahal at sunrise, riding an elephant up to the palace in Jaipur, a hot air balloon ride over villages near Udaipur, and seeing the villages of Karala in southern India on a rice boat were all highlights. It will take us awhile to process all that we saw and experienced. On top of it all, the group we traveled with were all enjoyable. Looking forward to hearing about your trip.--Elaine