Herodotus, Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta extended the boundaries of their known world. You can still experience the worlds they recorded, along with wonders they never even imagined. Long-lost Petra rose and fell during the centuries between their journeys. The Bauhaus “White City” of Tel Aviv rose to stand majestically beside the sparkling Mediterranean long after their epic tales of exploration were written. Through the ages the humble pearl-fishing village on the Persian Gulf has transformed into modern Dubai, with its soaring glass skyscrapers and rich cultural heritage. Time has changed much of the world with technology and cyber trade, but you can still find markets where silks, sandalwood and spices are traded in colorful Mumbai and Cochin. At Agra, the timeless Taj Mahal returns your gaze across a tranquil pool, its reflection changed only by the passage of the sun.