At 270 miles long, the Li River is not one of China's mighty waterways. Yet it looms large in the national imagination, thanks to a breathtaking 52-mile stretch of river between the southwestern cities of Guilin and Yangshuo.
The scores of Chinese who made the long trek back to their hometown for Spring Festival faced crowded train stations and long, arduous rides to ring in the new year with loved ones.
We sorted through several boxes of official tourism slides taken in Iran during the 1960s and 70s — and we've reproduced two dozen of our favorites in this gallery.
Pegi Vail, director of the new documentary 'Gringo Trails,' on the transformative effects of tourism on the places and people involved.
"I have to tell you, Andy liked to stay in his hotel room and call New York, order room service," said Bob Colacello.
"Iran Air: We Take You There, We Take You Back."