The Places In Between – Rory Stewart

The Places in Between describes Rory Stewart‘s walk from Herat to Kabul, over the mountains, rather than via the valleys and Khandahar, following in the footsteps of Moghul Emperor and empire builder Babur.

It is a fascinating read about the remote mountainous places and peoples of Afghanistan, in the months after the fall of the Taliban in 2002, and beautifully written. All in all it makes me more inclined to read Occupational Hazards Rory Stewart’s account of his time as governer in post-invasion Iraq – I’d not realised he was one and the same, enlightened chap. link: The Places in Between – Rory Stewart