About Silk Road Society
The Silk Road Society is collective of likeminded people brought together by our love of travel and cultural interest in the countries of the Silk Road.
We’re not experts, just a group that love to learn about the varying aspect of the Silk Road countries and to share that knowledge with others.
At the Silk Road Society we aim to explore all the recorded and potential connections with the historic Silk Road. It is not our intention to re-write history, and while we undertake our research to the best of our abilities, you’ll still find that discrepancies still occur in varying sources covering the Silk Road and its proposed routes, as mentioned before, we’re not academics and we do not profess to be used as an academic source. We are an unbiased and non-political group, and we have a neutral political stance on the countries we cover.
We’re a platform to share information and experiences on. Our mission is to raise awareness for these countries through our site and blog, our events such as the Silk Road Festival, for charitable causes and to partake in a rich cultural exchange with the countries on the Silk Road.
We encourage our members to get involved, whether it’s via blog or photo submissions, or simply coming along to our events. Membership is free and all that’s required is a spirit of adventure and a desire to learn.
Aravind is the brain behind and the lead organizer of the wildly popular Rickshaw Challenge that races rickshaws all over India. He has also raced in Africa several times and assists with adventure rallies all over the globe.
If it’s got a motor, a bad road and a party at the end you can almost guarantee he’ll have been there at least once.
Attila is a veteran road warrior with several rallies under his belt. No matter which continent, he completed these mostly with crazy vehicles like an old Soviet Lada or a Hungarian bendy bus as a part of the Bus Number 7 project. He’s the lead organizer of the epic East-European ride, the Caucasian Challenge. He’s raced rickshaws through India and organized things from complicated international motor rallies to fussy corporate clients in his former life as an advertising professional. He’s handling everything from tyrannical border guards to local nomads. Like Indiana Jones he will eat anything.
Jennifer’s sordid past involves a career in Nuclear Physics, CERN and a doctorate, which she completed in Madrid, Spain. However, once she took the letters after her name, she ran away from the sciences to pursue a new career in journalism. In 2012, she moved to Tbilisi, Georgia to work for the national, English language newspaper Georgia Today as a cultural correspondent. Now she’s based in her childhood home of Budapest and works as a freelance journalist specialized in culture, art, and travel writing with a taste for unexplored places. She still writes extensively about the South Caucasus.
The Silk Road Society Budapest Office
Eötvös Utca 29, 2/1
Phone/Fax: +36 (1) 312 0067
Email contact: [email protected]