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Marco Polo: travel writer fraud

Marco Polo: travel writer fraud Aug 12th, 2011 at 9:00AM: As a child, I was fascinated by stories about Marco Polo. History told us that the 13th Century Italian merchant and explorer famously traveled to the Far East, where he witnessed the wonders of Chinese and Mongolian cultures, and even served as an ambassador to the court of Kublai Kahn. For more than 24 years, Marco wandered throughout Asia, where he traded with the locals and became intimately...

Endangered spaces: Kashgar's Old City

Endangered spaces: Kashgar's Old City Aug 9th, 2009 at 8:00AM: Kashgar is an ancient city in the western part of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. It's origins date back more than 2000 years, when it was an important trade stop on the Silk Road. Over the centuries it has been visited by the likes of Ghenghis Khan and Marco Polo, amongst many others, and it has a rich history as a trade outpost. Today, Kashgar is no longer the focal point of a...

Epic round-the-world cruise follows in the wake of famous explorers

Epic round-the-world cruise follows in the wake of famous explorers Jun 1st, 2009 at 7:30AM: In March of 2010, an adventure cruise of epic proportions will get underway from Singapore that will send travelers on a round the world expedition, following in the footsteps of some of history's most revered explorers. Cruise West's Voyages of the Great Explorers will send 120 luck passengers on a 335 day cruise aboard the Spirit of Oceanus, the flagship of the Cruise West fleet. Departing from...

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