Rory Stewart walked a long stretch of remoteness in Afghanistan, part of an even longer walk which took him across Pakistan, Iran and Turkey.  His account of the Afghan adventure is replete with marvelous exchanges with the locals, and a splendid relationship with a dog given to him in one village.  We’ll be sharing some of these gems in forthcoming posts.

Here he is told to mind his step due to a spot of amnesia on the part of his hosts.

‘Follow me and be careful of the mines.’

‘The Taliban laid the mines?’ I asked, to make conversation.

‘No, we laid them, but we can’t remember where they are.’


Source: Rory Stewart, The Places in Between (London: Picador, 2014), p. 278

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