Monday, 19 September 2011
The Alphabetical Tourist: Afghanistan
Before the Taliban hunkered in, Afghanistan was indeed on the traveller's map, described as a land of unsurpassed beauty, amazing landscapes and a host of architectural relics including the now decimated Baniyan Buddhas. 1970s hippies must have been loathe to leave. But until I researched this post I knew nothing much about its cultural attractions. I had read The Kite Runner though so I had a reasonable grounding in the county's national sport.