Monthly Archives: December 2015

Visions of Mashhad – past, present and future

MASHHAD, IRAN // The brilliant travel writer Colin Thubron, in his 2006 book Shadow of the Silk Road, described Mashhad as “afloat with gold and blue domes … drenched in yellow and opal green … of almost unbearable opulence”.

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Will China encircle the world with rail?

The global reach of China’s high-speed rail industry extended even further this week when it was announced that a conglomerate led by China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) was the only candidate for a high-speed line in Mexico,

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Commitment to Revive Silk Road Tourism

Iran’s top tourism official has reaffirmed Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization’s commitment to developing Silk Road tourism by contributing to efforts to revitalize the legendary road.

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