Afghanistan Off The Beaten Path

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  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • turkmen village, NW Afghanistan
    turkmen village, NW Afghanistan
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Afghanistan Off The Beaten Path

  • What to expect, general info

    I just got back from Kabul, Herat, Baghlan, Mazar and Ankoi. (see my pre-travel post dated December). Kabul and Afghanistan are very expensive. You can thank the NGOS for that. Their company pays the expenses, and no-one seems to care about high prices, or cant do anything about it. And there may be a security premium added to the price. The one I...

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  • Rest of Helmand Province

    Helmand is a large province with an area of 23,058 square miles in the south of Afghanistan that borders Kandahar province, Oruzgan province, Ghowr province, Farah province, Nimruz province and Pakistan to the south. It's capital is Lashkar Gah. In the 1960s it was the centre of a US development project that built irrigation canals around the...

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  • Registan Desert

    The Registan is a fair sized desert that stretches across the southern Afghan provinces. It is like most deserts, very hot and sandy. Some parts of the desert irrigation canals stretch into bringing some green veins into it and other parts are just barren. One of the things I really didn't like about is was the extremely sharp grass that would poke...

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  • Rest of Kandahar Province

    Kandahar Province is located in the south of Afghanistan. It is bordered by Zabol Province in the east, Oruzgan Province in the north, Helmand Province in the west and Pakistan to the south. It's capital city is Kandahar. Basically it is mountains in the north and desert in the south. Despite it being a violent and dangerous place, there is some...

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  • plenty!

    that's the only thing there is, in afghanistan: unbeaten paths.the only asphalt rd is the desert highway from kabul to herat via qandahar.i strongly recommend to use motorbikes rather than the shared toyota hiace taxis.you can buy a second hand Honda bike 125 cc in kabul for 500 dollars and sell it for 400 in herat.fuel's on the way in bigger...

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  • Blue burkas

    Women waering blue burkas in Kabul is something normal but there are some pictures in which the blues sky matches perfectly with the color of the dress.

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  • Barber .... in Kabul

    Unconventional experiences???In Kabul? I should upload probably a 100 pics. But well, I think that these is a real hygienic "challenge". Go to get a cut hair at a local barber.Real funny and scary. I went to these place, and there he was, an old Afghan, with an old scissors and I knife like one of those for hunting.I just closed my eyes and said my...

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  • Don't worry, be happy

    Due to 20 years of war, there is no "beaten path" in Afghanistan. Most people have never seen a westerner before and I doubt very much if Aghanistan is going to be overrun within a few decades to come.Afghanistan is never going to be part of the major tourist route which is actually excellent, as tourism has a nasty habit of destroying the local...

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  • The Vakhan, Northeastern Afghanistan

    If you wanna go to a remote corner of Afghanistan , head north east to the Vakhan area bordering Tajikistan, China and Pakistan. Its a remote area with wonderful nature. Another good thing is that it has been more or less completely untouched by the war in Afghanistan. This because of its isolation from the rest of the country. PHOTO: Yaks in the...

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