Khyber Travel Guide

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Khyber Warnings and Dangers

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    by JohnniOmani Written Apr 25, 2006

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    Peshawar is overflowing with refugees from Afghanistan which oddly enough gives its vibe yet danger. The locals warned me not to go outside after 9pm due to the local Afghans that have nothing to lose. It is a sin but a legitimate threat and should be taken seriously. Many folks in Peshawar area and Khyber are strong supporters of Bin Laden and Taliban and with recent cartoon rage travellers should be extremely cautious at night and try to stay indoors is possible. Overall, exciting but be careful please.

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    by JohnniOmani Updated Apr 25, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Touring around the Khyber Pass and Peshawar is without question a highlight of Pakistan but if you feel overwhelmed which most travellers will, you should hire a tour guide to take you around the city of Peshawar for your first day so you can get a feel for the place. You may feel comfortable after you notice with your guide that for the most part the locals are curious to why you are in the city that is so close to Afghanistan especially since the US and Pakistani government are bombing villages only 50km away. A guided tour for a day is a great option and it is cheap. It will make you feel comfortable.The Khyber experience was one of the most incredible, intense and memorable moments of my travelling career thus far. Just take the proper steps to enjoy your adventure!

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