Danziger's Travels: Beyond Forbidden Frontiers

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Flamingo, 1993 - Travel - 426 pages
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This account describes the author's adventures during an 18-month journey beyond forbidden frontiers in Asia. With minimal equipment and disguised as an itinerant Muslim, he hitch-hiked and walked through southern Turkey, and the Iran of the Ayatollahs, entering Afghanistan illegally in the wake of a convoy of Chinese weapons and then spent months dodging Russian helicopter gunships with the rebel guerillas. He was the first foreigner to cross from Pakistan into the closed western province of China since the revolution on 1949.

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User Review  - breic2 - LibraryThing

His story of going through Afghanistan is really amazing. However, he seems to tire later on (as he admits himself), and spends the pages describing expatriate social life and his attempts to get his visa renewed. Read full review

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User Review  - adamvasco - LibraryThing

Interseting travelogue of a man who lived and came to admire the mujahadin of Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation. Provides some useful insights into todays (2005 / 06) troubles. Good discriptions of Tibet and interior China Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Nick Danziger is an author, documentary film maker and photographer. His first book ‘ Danziger’ s Travels’ was an immediate bestseller and has been reprinted over a dozen times. He has made over 40 documentary films for the BBC, Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel amongst which his documentary video film ‘ War, Lives and Videotape [BBC]’ (based on the children abandoned in Marastoon mental asylum in Kabul) won the prestigious Prix Italia for best television documentary. In 2004 his photograph of President Bush and Prime Minister Blair won first prize in the portrait category of the World Press Photo awards. His photography is regularly shown in newspapers around the world including "Time, Newsweek, ""Paris"" Match" and "L’ Espresso,

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