8 Jul 2012

Spectrum for 8 July 2012

From Spectrum, 12:00 pm on 8 July 2012

In this Spectrum we're going a bit further afield than usual. Bamyan province - right in the centre of Afghanistan - is one of its 34 provinces, and in ancient times this region was well travelled because of its location along the trading routes between the Roman Empire, China and Asia. As New Zealand's military presence in Bamyan comes to an end, many in the province are once again looking to tourism as a potential source of income. Marianne Elliott is a human rights lawyer who worked for the United Nations in Afghanistan from 2005 to 2007 and is heading back to visit friends - and to find out more about the burgeoning tourism industry there.