Expert Picks: Top Reasons to Travel to Uzbekistan (VIDEOS)

Expert Picks: Top Reasons to Travel to Uzbekistan (VIDEOS)

Uzbekistan is the heart and soul of the Silk Road. The Old Towns of its four UNESCO-listed oasis cities – Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand and Shahrisabz – are incredible mazes of exotic architecture and gorgeous decorative art. Most of our Seattle staff have been here at least once, and some have lived here, so we asked them what they liked best about this Central Asian country at the heart of the Silk Road. Read More



The Magic of Making Carpets: Iran, Turkey, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus

The Magic of Making Carpets: Iran, Turkey, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus

The art of making carpets – it’s almost magical. Iran, Turkey, Central Asia and the South Caucasus all lay claim to carpets woven a thousand years ago. Even today you can see those same traditional designs woven in ways that were used back in ancient times. Read More