Why the Golden Road?

Bukhara

So to start:

Why is this blog called “Lausanne’s Golden Road”? Well, partly because “The
Golden Road” at Posterous was taken – by someone who has since not done
anything with his blog other than take the name.

Why would I want “The Golden Road”?

Because it conjures three important threads in my psyche.

You may recognize the famous lines from the poem by James Flecker
(1884-1915)

We travel not for trafficking alone:
By hotter winds our fiery hearts are fanned:
For lust of knowing what should not be known
We make the Golden Journey to Samarkand.

(My brother uses this as his email tag line – he and I have traveled
different paths and yet they intersect in interesting ways!)

Those of you who have known me long know of my fascination with Central Asia
and my very bad travel bug. So the blog title references both the urge to
travel and the particular draw towards the Silk Road. That’s two.

The third? “Golden” – what more glorious color is there?

Travel
Central Asia
Color

The Golden Road

Let’s go!

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