Irish tourist Jonny Blair right with three Afghan men during his travels in Afghanistan. Photo: AFP/Jonny Blair Irish tourist Jonny Blair right with three Afghan men during his travels in Afghanistan. Photo: AFP/Jonny Blair
Irish tourist Jonny Blair right with three Afghan men during his travels in Afghanistan. Photo: AFP/Jonny Blair

War tourism in Afghanistan: adventure or reckless hedonism?

Armed with little more than travel guidebooks and an unflagging spirit of adventure, hardy bands of ‘war tourists’ visit Afghanistan every year, ignoring warnings of kidnappings and bombings

Irish tourist Jonny Blair right with three Afghan men during his travels in Afghanistan. Photo: AFP/Jonny Blair Irish tourist Jonny Blair right with three Afghan men during his travels in Afghanistan. Photo: AFP/Jonny Blair
Irish tourist Jonny Blair right with three Afghan men during his travels in Afghanistan. Photo: AFP/Jonny Blair
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