Of all the places that I would like to see, none appeals to my imagination and love of history as much as the Minaret of Jam. The UNESCO world heritage site located in western Afghanistan is one of the most remote architectural marvels in the world. Now that the United States has decided to evacuate its troops from Afghanistan, the precarious political balance of power between the government and Taliban is likely to implode. It should make my dream of voyaging to that secluded country all the more difficult, but the unsettling undulations of regional politics does little to dampen my desire to visit that distant land.