Chris and Jerry discuss the fascinating, historic, unique, and interesting things to do in this seldom-visited destination. Not many people visit Turkmenistan, primarily because it is bordered by Iran on the south and Uzbekistan on the north, two of the world’s five most exciting destinations and tend to limit their vacation in these two countries. Kow Ata, an underground warm lake, the Karakum Desert and Canal, Daraza with its Door to Hell burning recession, and the ancient, ruined city of Merv near Mary with its Mausoleum and central Asia’s largest minaret are just some of the fabulous things to experience in this land of the Silk Road.
Chris, Jerry, and Jerry’s friend, Siamak Gholami, give advice for traveling Iran, one of the world’s top five destinations to visit, that you should know, but may not even have thought about. Tea, caviar, historical monuments, exotic food, rice, ways to travel, types of accommodations, ghaliyan (hookah), dress codes, geographic areas, when to go, what to do, culture, and many other things that will make your visit to Iran truly one to remember. You will want to return.
Many people are hesitant to visit Iran because of misconceptions about safety, freedom to explore on your own, hotel accommodations, food, and other concerns. Chris and Jerry talk about the reality of visiting this varied, scenic, historic, and fabulous country and help alleviate any misconceptions you may have about making Iran your next travel destination. Listen to get excited about visiting Iran.
Roy Liao of Super Value Tours, supervaluetours.com, Chris, and Jerry explore the hidden gem of Taiwan, a destination that will excite everyone. Travelers who come to explore rank Taiwan as one of the best vacations ever. It is excellent for families, adventurers, lovers of excellent food, and history buffs, just to name a few. The show gives many sightseeing options, length of stay, time of year to visit, ways to travel, and many other ideas which will excite you to visit one of Asia’s most unique and impressive destinations.
Andy Magistrale of AmaWaterways, amawaterways.com, Chris, and Jerry talk about the fabulous Mekong and Irtrawaddy River cruises of Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar. Truly two of the world’s most exciting, interesting, and educational rivers to explore, Andy explains the unique AmaWaterways style of cruising and the included sightseeing of Ha Long Bay and staying overnight on a Vietnamese junk, majestic, ancient temples, the Killing Fields of Myanmar, Vietnam War tunnels, exotic food and fruit, Hanoi Hilton prison, and many other fabulous sites. You will definitely want to cruise these two rivers soon with AmaWaterways.
Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam are uniquely covered by Dan Crandall of Adventures Within Reach, adventureswithinreach.com, Chris, and Jerry. You will learn when to go, how long to stay, unique travel options and areas, food, getting around travel options, and many other suggestions to make your stay in Southeast Asia even more exciting. Dan’s enthusiasm for the area comes through as he explains why everyone should visit this area, as there is something for everyone, except skiers.
Chris, Jerry and guest Steve Conlon of Above the Clouds discuss the fascinating, historical, cultural and beautiful countries of Nepal and Bhutan. Best time of year to visit, country differences, trekking areas, means of transportation, length of stay and many other important topics needed for a visitor to this area. Be sure to listen to this program and gain valuable information from the many years that Steve has spent in Nepal and Bhutan.
Regardless of whether you’ve ever wanted to go to India, you must listen to Hugh Fraser, Director of Sales and Product Development for Cox and Kings, the America, Chris and Jerry as they spend over 40 minutes exploring this diverse, hypnotic and exciting destination. Various topics including when to go, who should go, neat, unique things to do, wide-range of accommodations, travel within India options and many other topics are explored. You will want to go with Cox and Kings to India when you hear this program.
Doug Grimes of MIR Corporation join Chris and Jerry to discuss traveling through Russia, China, Mongolia and the C.I.S. countries. He gives numerous suggestions including the best time to visit, exciting means of transportation options and suggests itineraries, including escorted and F.I.T, to best enjoy the areas. Less visited areas, such as the five “Stan” countries and the Caucasus region, are also discussed. Don’t visit this part of the world without first listening to this program.
Guest, Linda Ralston, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Coordinator of Leisure Services Maagement at the University of Utah, Chris and Jerry discuss the changes in travel in China from the mid 1970s to the present and give suggestions for first time visitors to see and ways to travel. Based on their many visits to this part of the word, they give suggested itineraries, time of year and modes of travel, discussed in a fun way. They also explore which Far East Asia countries to visit first, Far East Russia, South Korea and Japan. A must for the first time visitor to Far East Asia.