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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

My Travel Journal

"There isn't much I haven't shared with you along the road and through it all there'd always be tomorrow's episode" - Elton John

I started traveling around the world since early 80s when I had the opportunity to combine business trips with vacations. Then later when my rezeki is in abundance, there were numerous other trips along the way for vacations, most of the time with hubby and the kids when the timing is right. I have also started to compile the journal and photo-pages covering almost more than 25 years of world wide travel. Some destinations I visited just once, others many times. Many of those places are the obvious famous places people would like to visit but some, the casual traveler doesn't even think to try. I have placed links to my travel at the side bar of my personal page, My Life Reflections, and will be updating them from time to time.

My wish is to continue my travel and complete circumnavigate the globe, insyaAllah…

Friday, 14 June 2013

China Silk Road Exploration...

"Though the journey is not easy, loved one's will take our hand, to guide us in life's journey, with our footprints in the sand..." - R N Cook

(The map of the Old Silk Road)

Xi’an, Lanzhou, Dun Huang, Hami, Turpan, Urumchi, Kashgar
(22 May -2 June 2013)

The Silk Road is a historical network of interlinking trade routes across the Afro-Eurasian landmass that connected East, South, and Western Asia with the Mediterranean and European world, as well as parts of North and East Africa. Extending 6,500 km, the Silk Road gets its name from the lucrative Chinese silk trade along it, which began during the Han Dynasty.

The Silk Road is the world's most ancient commercial artery, and it ran across the countries of the known world. Today, oasis towns, tranquil lakes, snow capped mountains, Buddhist caves, and remnants of ancient cities add allure to this wilderness.

I have done my part in tracing the Ancient Silk Road. In 2009 - Bukhora, Samarkand and Taskent, in 2011- Amman, Jerusalem and Damascus, and in 2013 - Kashgar, Turpan, Hami, Dun Huang, Lanzhou and Xi'an.

Alhamdulillah... Already, I am thinking of my next trip...

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