Tea with the Taliban

Travels in Afghanistan

By Ian D. Robinson

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Winner of the 2011 Whitcoulls Travcom Travel Book of the Year Award.


In 2008, Ian Robinson ventured into the hustle and bustle and dangers of the streets of many of Afghanistan's cities and towns, and also, alone on horseback, into the sparsely populated north-eastern regions of the country. Compelled by a romantic desire to find the 'old' Afghanistan, loved by many travellers in the hippy days of the '60s and '70s and beguiled by ancient tales of Mughal emperors and the traders on the Silk Road, the Afghanistan Ian found was challenging but also enchanting, in parts frightening and infuriating, but it was an experience he knows will never leave him. 

Please visit Ian's website for more on his travel and new fiction writing. www.theedgeofthemap.net

198 x 129 mm, 224 pages plus 16 pages colour, paperback



Ian D. Robinson

Ian Robinson has the reputation as something of an 'extreme' traveller: he has ridden on horseback alone, across some of the most isolated and uncompromising parts of the world - through the high grasslands of Mongolia and into mountainous Tibet. He has published books on both these experiences to considerable acclaim. He has also written about quieter places, close to home - a journey exploring the beauty and byways of the Coromandel Peninsula, and most recently, on the Hauraki Gulf, where he discovered the wonders of the coast around the Gulf and of its 'treasure' islands lying so close to the bustle of urban Auckland.