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TRAVEL TIPS: Gate Guru

25th Mar 2018 Comments

As a major source of travel stress, the humble airport definitely needs a decoder now and then. Forget sprinting around frantically trying to find where you need to be: GateGuru has all the intel including estimated wait times for security, the nearest toilet and where your flight check-in desk is located. Free, IOS and Android.

UZBEKISTAN: Margilan Bazaar

8th Feb 2018 Comments

Located in the south of the Fergana Valley, Margilan lies in a picturesque place that formerly was right at the crossroads of trade caravans from China to the West and vice versa. The origin of Margilan is closely related to the opening of the Silk Road. Even though the birth of city is not regarded to this ancient caravan route, then certainly the Silk Road made Margilan the center of silk and chief keeper of its secrets. As far back as in the 10th century Margilan - the largest city in the Ferghana Valley - was widely known for its silk products on far West and East.

UZBEKISTAN: Rishton Ceramics

30th Jan 2018 Comments

The small city of Rishton is in the Ferghana Region of Uzbekistan located east of Tashkent, halfway between Kokand and Ferghana. Rishton is one of the most famous and oldest centers of ceramics in Uzbekistan. Legend claims that the art is over 800 years old, passed down from generation to generation. A fine quality reddish-yellow clay deposit 1-1.5 meters deep and 0.5-1.5 meters thick underlies almost the whole Rishton area. The clay can be used without refinement or addition of other types of clay from other regions.

CHINA: Shanghai International Literary Festival

19th Jan 2018 Comments

 

Boutique Tours & Travel invites you to join them at the 16th Shanghai International Literary Festival. This annual literary feast is a glorious mix of writers from around the world including novelists, food writers, journalists, intellectuals, historians and travel writers. http://www.boutiquetours.com.au/Shanghai%20International%20Literary%20Fe...

CHINA: Xian Terracotta Warriors

19th Jan 2018 Comments

Join our Shanghai International Literary Festival and Tour and we also vist the amazing Terracotta Warriors. The Terracotta Army was discovered on 29 March 1974 by farmers digging a water well approximately 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) east of the Qin Emperor's tomb mound at Mount Li   region  with underground springs and watercourses.

TRAVEL TIPS: 21 Top Travel Tips.

11th Jul 2017 Comments

21 Top Travel Tips.

JAPAN: Cherry Blossoms

25th Apr 2017 Comments

Cherry Blossoms

TRAVEL TIPS: How to Avoid Jet Lag

13th Apr 2017 Comments

Jet lag can ruin a holiday if you’re falling asleep over breakfast and staring at the ceiling at night. Then perhaps follow these easy steps to be jet-lag-free.
Most people who have done a long-haul flight have experienced the debilitating result of super-fast international travel; the one that causes normally high-functioning adults to fall dead asleep in their soup before main course. However, according to meditation expert and founder of 1 Giant Mind, Jonni Pollard, jet lag isn’t inevitable. Pollard says there are several elements necessary for reducing the effects of jet lag and if you get them right, it will never darken your door – or under your eyes - again.

INDIA: Gujarat Textile Tour - Indigo Dyeing

28th Mar 2017 Comments

That Blue Colour’ – is and ancient artisanal colour of the world. If you are interested in finding out more about Indigo dyeing please join us.
Natural Indigo is amongst one of the oldest dyes in the world and has been part of the history of many ancient civilisations in countries ranging from India, China, Africa, the Middle East and Japan.

INDIA: Gujarat Textile Tour - The Calico Museum

28th Mar 2017 Comments

The Calico Museum Of Textiles in Ahmedabad

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