Afghanistan Travel Guide

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Kabul

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Bamiyan

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Mazar-e Sharif

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Jalalabad

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Herat

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Istalef

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Kabul

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  • at the hospital...

    Kabul Off The Beaten Path

    We managed to get access to shoot at a hospital for women- one of Kabul's main hospitals.Before i knew it, i found myself with the camera on my shoulder, in the gynaecology ward. It was the most bizzare feeling to think where i was standing at that point- and that too in a country that until so recently, was under the Taliban.

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  • Kabul Serena Hotel

    Kabul Hotels

    After almost 4 years in Afghanistan, for a change, I thought of spending some nights in the most...

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  • Find a car service if you're not...

    Kabul Transportation

    Traveling around Kabul is very dangerous. Find a car service that the hotel you are staying with trusts. As you call them make sure that the driver can speak your language well enough. Foreigners can make some people nervous as they think that they may be targeted if they seem like a spot where foreigners hang out. So make sure your driver knows...

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Bamiyan

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  • Sites to see in Bamyan

    Bamiyan Things to Do

    Once you make it to Bamyan, you can check-in at one of two hotes there, then organize your sight seeing trips.There are a few nice places to visit.Obviously, the Buddha site is the most interesting. It is close to the city, ans one can easily walk there.The Red City is 20 minutes by taxi, from the city. Then it takes 15 minutes to walk to the top,...

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  • Hike or drive - look at the mountains!

    Bamiyan Things to Do

    You will need the best hiking shoes. Stones, sands, slopes - they make hiking not easy. The sights of Grand Canyon-like mountains make you forget the difficulties.

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  • Don't mind the crowd

    Bamiyan Things to Do

    Afghan people are kind-hearted although they are not wealthy. If you see crowds, don't be scared. Unlike in other countries where they would gather if guys are fighting or is being mobbed, in Afghanistan, they gather together if somebody's playing a musical instrument, if there's a film shooting, if guys are having fun dancing their steps "Atan"....

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Mazar-e Sharif

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  • Blue mosque

    Mazar-e Sharif Things to Do

    Imam Ali Mosque (Shrine of Hazrat Ali) is always surrounded with thousands of pigeons. It is said, that this place is so holly, that every pigeon get purely white within 40 days. The shrine is blue like sky with a lot of beautiful mosaics, yellow or dark blue. It is not allowed to entry for non-muslims, but i think it is so gorgeous, that it is...

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  • Kam Akhtar/Eid ul-Fitr (or just Eid)

    Mazar-e Sharif Local Customs

    This is not really a local custom but we arrived near the end of Ramadan and I had never been in any other predominantly Muslim environments at this time of the year, so Mazar-e Sharif was the first place that I ever experienced Eid. Ramadan is the Islamic holy month of fasting and self-consecration to Allah. Eid ul-Fitr is a three day holiday...

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  • Horsecart

    Mazar-e Sharif Transportation

    I know in most of the countries, especially in Europe going by a horsecart is something special and you have to pay a lot of money to use it. Mostly, tourists use the horsecart for example here in Prague to go around, but in my country Afghanistan horsecart is used as a normal way of transportation and it is a lot cheaper than Taxi. Horsecart was...

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Jalalabad

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  • Travel Warning

    Jalalabad Warnings and Dangers

    Apart from international staff work for INGOs or UN agencies, as far as I know there is no single traveller interested to discover Jalalabad yet. The number of international staff non UN are 35 persons only until the moment I built my webpage.Threat of kidnapping especially to foreigners, suicide bombers, rocket missiles done by Taliban, Al-Qaeda,...

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  • Be ready!!!

    Jalalabad What to Pack

    Muslim style clothing for women for summer season: sjaal is a must to cover the head, baggy clothes no tight clothes, "european style winter clothes", "punjabi" style, if possible "chadari" or "burqa". For (young) man: jeans, t-shirt, ... but afghan style man clothing is preferable. Sport shoes, sandal, slippers, socks Bring your own complete...

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  • Fresh fruits throughout the year

    Jalalabad Restaurants

    Throughout the year, Jalalabad has variety of fruits in the market. Autumn and winter: banana, orange called "kino". Summer and spring: melon, watermelon, mango, grape. The price is very cheap. All the fruits are ripen from the trees and most of them are brought from Pakistan. So easy for me to make fresh natural fruit juice during the hot season:...

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Herat

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  • from the Iranian border to Herat

    Herat Transportation

    You can get a seat in a bus at the border post. The trip will take about three hours on a newly sealed road right into Herat city. Most likely the bus will leave you just to the east of the main crossroads in the city but ask around and people will be willing to help orient you.

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  • ONE OF THE HISTORICAL RUINS

    Herat General

    INTERNATIONAL Conference, Forum, Seminar and Summit talk about to forbid and to eliminate of utilisation on Land Mines....They talk, talk, talk, talk, quiet and gone to sleep. Just havoc on the cup of coffe.AMONGST them act like a GOD, ask others to do this do that, don't do this don't that..BUT...the talker still moving zig zaging. World & World...

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  • YOUNG MUJAHID

    Herat General

    PHOTO : YOUNG WARRIOR ON GUARD.LAND Mine or Boby Trap are every where outside of the city. Former Russian Army planted the whole villages with land mine. The Boby Traps came with various scale and appearances. Some look like a toys and other look like Amry Ration pack. Burn off the village by NAPLM Bomb is common. Futher brutal act is pouring...

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