Program 573: Taste of Sicily; Cycling the Silk Road; Turkey 2019

Release Date: 08-03-2019


Discover what makes the food in Sicily arguably the tastiest and most interesting in all of Italy. Then hear what it's like to bicycle 10,000 miles along the old Silk Road, from Turkey to Tibet. And Turkish tour guides give an update on tourism in Istanbul.


  • Tommaso Pante, tour guide based in Sicily
  • Nina Bernardo, Italian-American tour guide based in Rome
  • Kate Harris, author of "Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road" (Dey Street / Knopf Canada)
  • Lale Surmen Aran, tour guide/proprietor of SRM Travel in Istanbul
  • Yaren Turkoglu, archeologist and art historian/tour guide for SRM Travel, based in Istanbul

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Program Extras

More with Lale Surmen Aran - The main pedestrian thoroughfare in Istanbul, Istiklal Caddesi, is often packed with locals and visitors alike. Lale Surmen Aran tells Rick where many of the tourists you might be able to identify in the crowds are coming from. (runs 2:14)