A hundred reasons clamour for your going. You go to touch on human identities, to people an empty map. You have a notion that this is the world’s heart. You go to encounter the protean shapes of faith. You go because you are young and crave excitement, the crunch of your boots in the dust. You go because you are old and need to understand something before it’s too late. You go to see what will happen.
––Colin Thubron, Shadow of the Silk Road
A few of my favorite pictures from the trip. Many more, plus written reflections and even some video, yet to come. Stay tuned.