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Winds of the steppe : walking the Great Silk Road from central Asia to China / Bernard Ollivier ; translated from the French by Dan Golembeski.

Ollivier, Bernard, (author.). Golembeski, Dan, (translator.).


"Picking up where Walking to Samarkand left off, Winds of the Steppe continues the astonishing tale of journalist Bernard Ollivier's 7,200-mile walk from Turkey to China along the Silk Road, the longest and most mythical trade route of all time. Taking readers from the snows of the Pamir Mountains to the backstreets of Kashgar--a Central Asian city that could be the setting for One Thousand and One Nights--to the Tian Shan Mountains to the endless Taklamakan and Gobi Deserts of China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Bernard Ollivier continues his epic foot journey along the Great Silk Road hoping to make his way to Han China and reach, at long last, the legendary city of Xi'an. After traveling through a region dotted with former Buddhist shrines, Ollivier finds himself craving the warm welcome of Islamic lands, where, regardless of their culture or nationality, travelers are often treated as esteemed guests. Beyond the occasional vestige of the old Silk Road, Ollivier comes face to face with sites of religious significance, China's Great Wall, and of course thousands of everyday people along the way. As Ollivier tries to make sense of his journey and find connections between these people's daily lives and the so-called "modern" world, he does so with a sense of humility that transforms his personal journey into a universal quest"--Publisher's website.

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  • ISBN: 9781510746909
  • ISBN: 1510746900
  • Physical Description: 326 pages : maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2020]

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General Note:
"Originally published in France as Longue marche: À pied de la Méditerranée jusqu'en Chine par la route de la Soie. III.--Le vent des steppes by Éditions Phébus, Paris"--title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-323).
Language Note:
Translated from the French.
Subject: Ollivier, Bernard > Travel > Silk Road.
Walking > Silk Road.
Silk Road > Description and travel.
Asia, Central > Description and travel.
Asia > Description and travel.
Ollivier, Bernard.
Asia > Silk Road.
Genre: Travel writing.
Travel writing.

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