In his first years of retirement Bernard Ollivier decided to take a trip along one of the oldest trails in the world: the Silk Road. In the first of three installments, he recounts his experience with beauty and intelligence.
"I explained my reasons a hundred times. I am 61 years old, an age of transition. My professional life as a political journalist came to an end last year. My wife, after 25 years of shared travels and discoveries, broke my heart when hers stopped beating 10 years ago….
I’ve had enough of seeing civilizations and cultures displayed behind glass. My kind of museum is one made of paths, and of the people who leave their footprints, of village squares, of suppers shared with strangers…."