Saturday, April 16, 2005

Holiday destination: Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Remember how the intolerant Taliban thugs blew up the Bamiyan Buddhas? Good news, archaeologists think they'll be able to use the fragments to reconstruct the Buddhas.

Even before the reconstruction of the Buddhas, Bamiyan is attracting foreign tourists. This is difficult to imagine since Bamiyan is without electricity and land-mines litter the ground.

Still, three hotels have been built to take advantage of the oustanding views of the Hindu Kush. Oh yeah, Bamiyan has one more thing working in its favour, at least according to long-time resident and would-be tour guide Abdullah:
"It's peaceful here right now and I know the future will be too. We are now safe."
Thanks to those evil, war-mongering Americans.


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