This is an extraordinary book written at a time and about a place, that means it will almost certainly never be replicated. Peter Levi and his friend the author Bruce Chatwin travelled through Afghanistan in 1970 to study classical influences on Buddhist architecture and sculpture. It was a wild and dangerous expedition undertaken by bus, foot and on horseback, and Levi comments perceptively "I remember thinking we were as remote from the world then as we should ever be in our lives". This book defines the difference between travel and tourism.
The Light Garden of the Angel King by Peter Levi
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