Journey Into Afghanistan

[an error occurred while processing this directive] It's a tourist guide that's not just for tourists. Sure, the Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan (Crosslines Publications; 544 pages) can point you to the best pizza in Kabul.

It also describes the blue glassware sold in the bazaars of Herat and tells you where to find a bed in Kandahar or nonstop Hindi movies in Mazar-e-Sharif. But the bulk of Edward Girardet and Jonathan Walter's guide relates to more life-and-death matters, and is an essential traveling companion for humanitarian-aid workers, diplomats, peacekeeping troops, journalists and others bound for Afghanistan. Although populated by plenty of hospitable...

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