Much more than an ancient trading route, the legendary Silk Road evokes a deep sense of intrepid adventure and faraway mystique. For millennia, merchants and mariners passed from the ports of the Mediterranean to the Orient, collecting stories and fortunes whilst avoiding danger and disease along the way. Even now, the myriad trails that weave their way across Asia remain one of the world’s most fabled journeys and continue to inspire the most avid of adventurers. In this Travel Geeks session, our expert panel discusses how, when, and where to do it, with plenty of insider advice and exciting tales for forging your own adventure on this iconic route.
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Emma is a regular contributor for National Geographic Traveller (UK) and set out on the Silk Road for our April 2017 issue, clocking over 7,000 miles across six countries on her travels.
Farida is a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveller (UK) and is passionate about the Silk Road, having grown up in Azerbaijan. She’ll be presiding over the evening, adding her own tips and tales along the way.
When: Where: wallacespace Covent Garden, 2 Dryden Street, London WC2E 9NA
Tickets: £10 — includes a free glass of wine, a beer or soft drink, plus nibbles.