posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 12:12 AM
Hungry guests sip cans of Coke and nonalcoholic beer and pick at a buffet that includes General Tsao's chicken, egg drop soup and slices of sweet
green melon grown in nearby fields.
"The natural resources and cultural resources here are probably the single best place for economic development to happen, around revitalizing the
tourism industry here," says Bob Thelen, the representative for the Aga Khan Development Network in Bamiyan. The nonprofit organization has been
working with the government of New Zealand to distribute $1.2 million over a three-year period to develop eco-tourism as an industry in Bamiyan.
I thought that any intrepid travellers on the boards might take an interest in this story . If money grew on trees I would travel to Bamiyan province
in Afghanistan . My kudos to Hiromi Yasui for starting up a hotel in such a place . Indeed what is on offer is a small glimmer of hope for a land that
time forgot .