Samarkand, Marco Polo’s “most perfectly beautiful city”

Berg Adventures Silk Road Expedition: August 17 - September 3, 2007

When Marco Polo returned to Venice from his extended 13th century travels on the Silk Road, he was ridiculed for the wondrous stories he told of the people, architecture, terrain, and cultures of Central Asia. Accused to the end of making it all up, his dying words were, “I have not told half of what I saw.”

Join Berg Adventures for a one-of-a-kind adventure as we retrace Marco Polo’s steps along the Silk Road and discover a region that even today defies description.

Team Members:

Jim Alexander
Linda Alexander
Alex Wallace
Julie Wallace


August 31, 2007 – More Images of our Trek Through the Fan Mountains

August 31, 2007 – Crossing the Bridge to Civilization

August 30, 2007 – Sliding and Skiing down the Fan Mountains
August 29, 2007 – Chimtarga pass in the Fan Mountains at 15,500 feet
August 28, 2007 – Reaching New Heights in the Fan Mountains
August 26, 2007 – Getting into a Very Alpine Region
August 25, 2007 – Our First Full Day of Trekking iin the Fan Mountains
August 24, 2007 – Crossing into Tajikistan and arrival to the Fan Mountains
August 23, 2007 – Our Adventures along the Silk Road Continue
August 21, 2007 – Timeless Architecture and War Veterans
August 20, 2007 – Mosaic Mosques and Silk Weavers
August 19, 2007 – Sightseeing in Tashkent and Dining in the Bedroom

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