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Argentina was christened “the land of silver,” by European explorers, dizzy with the prospect the country’s wealth of precious metals.  Food lovers have another name for Argentina: “the land of beef” For them, Argentina’s... Read More >>

Posted: 9/28/2017 11:46:01 AM by Alexander + Roberts
Leisure travelers have sailed the Great Lakes for more than 150 years, reveling in the outstanding natural beauty of the landscape surrounding chain of five freshwater lakes that form part of the United States-Canada border and contain... Read More >>

Posted: 9/21/2017 11:21:54 AM by Alexander + Roberts
Shiraz, a timeless city where the romance of past centuries is only very loosely veiled by a more pedestrian present, has been the center of Persian scholarship, culture, and trade for more than 4,000 years... Read More >>

Posted: 8/25/2017 10:56:10 AM by Alexander + Roberts
Few souvenirs can be as highly prized or lovingly treasured as a carpet.  They are perhaps the most practical works of art we can possess, for unless they are impossibly fragile, ancient, or prohibitively valuable, we use them for... Read More >>

Posted: 8/14/2017 3:13:42 PM by Alexander + Roberts
A city entirely dedicated 24/7 to cookies? Sounds like something out of a fantasy novel, but in the seemingly quiet Andean town of Cayambe, nestled at the foot of its eponymous volcano, bizcocho, the town’s famous biscuits are the primary focus... Read More >>

Posted: 7/14/2017 10:25:54 AM by Alexander + Roberts
Dana Yue cherishes an ambitious goal to read ten thousand books and travel ten thousand miles. She’s getting the miles in helping Alexander + Roberts’s clients discover her native China... Read More >>

Posted: 7/7/2017 3:10:10 PM by Alexander + Roberts
The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is Myanmar’s most sacred Buddhist shrine. Somerset Maugham called it "...a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul." The British, who tried at stages to loot, destroy, it, and occupy the pagoda, called it... Read More >>

Posted: 6/19/2017 11:31:07 AM by Alexander + Roberts
Winston Churchill asserted, “...The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.” And it’s true: the gin and tonic was in many ways the origin of the... Read More >>

Posted: 6/9/2017 11:58:07 AM by Alexander + Roberts
Rich is one of our busy local experts in Thailand.  We caught up with him in Bangkok recently to find out what he thinks are the most important aspects of visiting his native land... Read More >>

Posted: 6/2/2017 10:16:49 AM by Alexander + Roberts
South Africa’s literary tradition is impossible to sum up in just a few crisp lines. Diverse language, heritage, and traditions, a turbulent history, and a multi-cultural society still adjusting to new norms are some of the major strands that are woven into... Read More >>

Posted: 5/25/2017 1:33:38 PM by Alexander + Roberts
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