"A Hopeful Future" Top 5 Page for this destination Afghanistan by Jacquelynn

Afghanistan Travel Guide: 459 reviews and 1,137 photos

Surprisingly Scenic

I absolutely loved the time spent in Afghanistan, and I was surprised at how beautiful and scenic the country can be. In the spring, we could see huge snow capped mountains, forming the background for green land. In a typical drive, you can see camels, donkeys, and herds of sheep being tended - sometimes by very small children. The summer is, of course, very hot and dusty.

Still dangerous

Afghanistan has been troubled with decades of violence. While the safety situation is improving, this country is still dangerous. I would not recommend travelling here at this time unless you are with an organization that can provide protected lodging and transportation around the country. During my few months, there were a few vehicles that exploded, a few mines that went off, a kidnapping of a European female, and some rockets that landed nearby.

Best Wishes for the Future

I sincerely hope that stability can be reached in this beautiful and deeply historical country. With continued support, hopefully the return of terrorists and their organizations can be prevented.

Keep up with the latest development on www.afghanistannews.net
Pick up the Bradt mini guide to Kabul: www.bradt-travelguides.com

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful scenery and deep history
  • Cons:Still Dangerous
  • Last visit to Afghanistan: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2008 at 4:52 AM

    WOW. that is really an interesting page you made there.

  • husain's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2006 at 1:52 AM

    great page

  • terps94's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2006 at 5:53 AM

    pretty cool page!! I wish I had the oppurtunity to travel outside the barricades like you did.

  • Delhiwallah's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2005 at 10:27 PM

    Your description of Kabul are very interesting for a new traveller. It gives useful and practical tips for survival. Thanks

  • frankcanfly's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2005 at 10:34 PM

    This page is growing quickly, with such quality tips! I especially like the local and transportation tips.... and that feisty one-eyed lion! Great story!

  • Jeannette1's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2005 at 10:03 PM

    Most interesting page and tips. Enjoyed reading the recommendations on what NOT to do. Great cultural tips. J.


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