As i was about to travel to the silk road via my time travel device, I checked off last minute preparpreparations so that I would blend in with the ancient peoples. Finally assured that I was ready, I stepped onto the platform and my surroundings changed from a modern lab to a small town in a massive desert. Not sure where i was, I used my watch so I could communicate with the native people to learn about the small desert town I had come upon. They were nice, one family were merchants, and the child gave me a gold coin he said his father received while on the silk road. I asked him which way that road was and he pointed to a small caravan. It looked like they were just departing. I caught up with the group and payed for a ride with the gold coin. The driver was appreciative and let me aboard. It was probably a large tip.