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So far Marc Curtis has created 21 blog entries.

August 2016

Flaming Mountains – Silk Road – Xinjiang China

Flaming Mountains - Xinjiang China A journey along the historic Silk Road in the Xinjiang Uigher (Uygher) Autonomous Region of China evokes images of an area that seems to have stayed the same for centuries. It is full of remarkable sights that grab the attention [...]

July 2016

United Vintners San Francisco

United Vintners of San Francisco Inglenook Vintages Italian Swiss Colony Heublein Cocktails Why write about a troubled, defunct company?  The history of wine in the USA is part of the history of me, Marc Curtis.  United Vintners of San Francisco has its roots in the [...]

Cebu Philippine Islands

Cebu Philippine Islands Philippine Jitney Philippine Jitney Philippine Jitney Cebu (Cebuano: Sugbo) is a province in the Philippines, consisting of Cebu Island and 167 surrounding islands. It is located to the east of Negros, to the west of Leyte and Bohol islands. Cebu is a [...]

Xiamen Fujian China

Xiamen Fujian China Xiamen Food Street Gulangyu Temple Temple Roof The history of Xiamen Fujian China dates back to the ancient times. It was part of Tong'an County, which was established in the 3rd year of Emperor Taikang's reign in the Jin Dynasty (282 A.D.). The [...]

Hanoi Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam Hanoi, Vietnam Hoàn Kiếm Lake Bridge Hanoi, Vietnam Alley Hanoi Vietnam’s capital lies in the North of the country and is one of the country’s top tourist hot spots. It offers French-colonial architecture, a rich food culture and a long history (the city [...]

PBS Documentary Films

PBS Documentary Films Robert Drew LA Champions Shootout on Imperial Hwy In 1984 I received a call from documentary producer, Robert Drew.  I shot several award winning PBS Documentary Films for the Frontline series with him, including: || Warnings From Gangland (1984-85) A Los Angeles [...]

Rascafria, Spain

Rascafria, Spain Rascafria, Spain Rascafria, Spain Rascafria, Spain Whenever I'm asked, "what is the most interesting place you've ever visited" I don't hesitate for a moment with my answer. An hour drive outside of Madrid lies a quaint Spanish town called Rascafria. I had just [...]

Hawaii Loves Barbie Dolls Museum

Hawaii Loves Barbie Dolls Museum Hawaii Loves Barbie Dolls Museum Barbie and Elvis Barbie Boat Yes, it really exists! Who would ever think about going to Hawaii to see Barbie? Well...thousands of people every year do! Nestled in the center of Kailua, Oahu, you can [...]

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway Home Ernest Hemingway Living Room Ernest Hemingway Stamp Two days in Ketchum, Idaho with Jack and Angela Hemingway was one of those "pinch me, I must be dreaming" adventures. We were there to interview Jack for the upcoming release of the [...]

Kashgar China: Pearl of the Silk Road

Kashgar China The ancient city of Kashgar is the Western Gateway to China at the intersection of the Northern and Southern Silk Road Trade Route. The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is home to 47 ethnic groups, most notably the Uyghur Muslims. In "The Travels of Marco Polo" he writes: Kashgar was once a kingdom, but [...]