Silk and Spice Festival is held in my home city Bukhara

Silk and Spice Festival is held in my home city Bukhara

The Silk and Spice Festival is held in my home city Bukhara, Uzbekistan each year in May.

Ancient Bukhara is known as one of the most peaceful historic destinations in Uzbekistan. Intricate tile work on mosques and minarets glitter in the morning sun, shaded chaikhanas with comfy divans await a leisurely chat and fresh tea, and the stalls and shops of traditional craftsmen and artisans from throughout the  Silk Road countries are tucked behind the adobe walls of the old city which glow warmly in the desert sunset.

Yet once a year tradition breaks free and explodes across the city!

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What are you doing for New Year's next March?!

What are you doing for New Year's next March?!

While we eagerly anticipate signs of spring here in the northeast, the folks in Central Asia gear up for one of their biggest festivals of the year. Springtime and the solstice means New Years, or Navruz in these regions, and what a party! 

I'll soon be posting photos from this year's Navruz in Uzbekistan as I travel there to be with travelers, family and friends and I'll look forward to sharing the fun with you in person next year!  Come and enjoy the festivities with me and my extended family in Bukhara in 2017 as part of a fabulous trip to explore Uzbekistan. Mid-March 2017 will be our departure date to celebrate Navruz and discounts are available right now for travelers who wish to join us for this 10 day journey to one of the most interesting destinations on the Silk Road. 

The Uzbek celebration is an incredible mix of Persian Zoroastrian tradition and jubilant Uzbek culture. The whole country comes out to party showing off its finery with brilliant national costumes, lively music and dance performances, sports and games and handicraft displays.

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Our clients asked, we have delivered with new destinations! Explore Japan and Morocco.

Our clients asked, we have delivered with new destinations! Explore Japan and Morocco.

According to the lunar calendar, it's the year of the fire monkey which means innovation, curiosity, and fresh starts.

It’s the perfect time to set your sights to the east and visit the land of the rising sun. Japan is our newest destination and we are pleased to announce itineraries created by local experts and designed just for Silk Road Treasure Tours.

As a president and founder of Silk Road Treasure Tours I have been looking forward to this launch. "Japan has been steadily improving its English language tourism infrastructure ahead of this year's FIFA World Cup and the 2020 Olympics. Even the yen seems to be cooperating against the dollar, making it an even more inviting destination."

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