For obvious reasons I read a lot of things about the Silk Route these days. Here is a selection of a few posts from my favorite travel bloggers and one bonus link I think is neatto. If you like what you read, please let them know in the comments.
If you click on just one link, make it this one....
Beautiful Panoramic Photo of Disco ball Mosque - from Uncornered Market, This panoramic shot of the "disco ball mosque" is captivating.
Tehran Markets, in Pictures - From Angela Corrias at Chasing the Unexpected - My favorite thing to do in any country is visit the local markets. Angela does a good job of capturing Iran's
Cycling the Pamir Highway - 10 Questions with Christine McDonald on Travelling Two's blog. Great stories and advice from people who have been there and done that.
Video of Turpan, China - Not a travel blog but a series of videos from the Silk Road Music Project. Part 10 of a series.
The Worlds Cheapest (and lightest?) Multi Tool for bike repair - DIY -