Afghanistan What to Pack

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Afghanistan What to Pack

  • Good pharmacy is hard to find

    Comfortable walking shoes are not easy to find. You won't find Charmin toilet papers in Afghanistan. In Kabul you will find ladies napkins but will find it very difficult to find in the regions. Bring as many panties and pantyliners as they are not sold like in other countries. Many medicines are sold even if they're over their expiry date....

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  • the less the better

    can be pretty cold in the winter and spring, so don't forget your sleeping bag.ear plugs ueseful for serails.no need water purifier: you find villages with tea every hour of walking.you find an excellent 1977 "historical guide to afghanistan" by Dupree (american archeologist) in Kabul's chicken street (many bookshops in the area), priced 15...

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  • Pack light!

    If you're travelling on your own and on public transport, keep your bags to a minimum -- airline carry-on size and no more. This will of course make your life easier as it does everywhere else in the world but it also makes you stick out less. There's no better way to spot a foreigner than if they have a 70 liter pack on their back! A sleeping bag...

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  • General notes about what to bring to...

    Night time can be long and boring, so bring some books, you can buy or exchange some English books in Kabul. A torch (flashlight) can be very useful as power cut is just too frequent. Kabul has a very comprehensive stock of imported goods in Flower Street in Kabul, you can even buy a Dell Computer there! Hot drinking water is always available (free...

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  • Water bottle, filter and Dari phrasebook

    Afghanistan is a very dusty place, take some plastic bag to protect your backpack. Afghanistan is covered with mountains; take some warm clothes. In the countryside you risk not to find mineral water. A water filter may be useful. The LonelyPlanet Farsi English phrasebook will help considerably. A Dari phrasebook is downloadable for free from...

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  • "A Historical Guide to Afghanistan"

    First published in the late seventies, Nancy Hatch Dupree's "Historical Guide to Afghanistan" is still available in the bookstores of Chicken Street.

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  • Packing List

    The Sturdiest bag you can find... oh and be prepared to have it searched, but also remember the size depends on how you are travelling. If you go overland you will have no weight limit, however if you fly in with an aid agency or the UN you will only be allowed a maximum of 20kilos... not very much if you ask me!! Women!! Beware, you must comply...

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