Afghanistan, for many Westerners, is associated with the Taliban's, the illegal opium trade and the US-led war on terror. It is a country that for the last 30 years is being tormented by wars and internal conflicts and its society is facing many issues, lots of them concerning human rights.

On the other hand though, as "Travelling" discovers, this mountainous country of Central Asia is a place full of wonders: from its constantly expanding capital, Kabul, which is a beautiful and charming place to the majestic, steeped in history, Bamiyan valley and it's amazing cave complexes - once home to the gigantic Buddha statues which were blown to pieces by the Taliban regime - Afghanistan is a country that, despite the current problems and issues that its friendly and good people are facing, can sweep the visitor along a journey in history and legends of Central Asia.