"Welcome to the World of Mad Max, err Kandahar." Velayat-e Kandahar by canuckmike
Velayat-e Kandahar Travel Guide: 24 reviews and 48 photos
Kandahar province was where I spent the majority of my time in Afghanistan. It is a large province in terms of Afghani provinces. It is located in the south of Afganistan and it's capital city is Kandahar. It is bordered by Helmand province to the west, Oruzgan province to the north, Zabol province to the east and Pakistan to the south. The province is basically mountains in the north and desert in the south. The main group of people are the Pashtos and it is a very conservative region. The time of my visit and writing this, Kandahar is a very dangerous place, very wild west in many ways. Islamic militants, insurgents, bandits make this place home and I believe it is the number 2 province in terms of opium production in Afghanistan. I hope one day that peace will make it to the region and all the people living here but I know that is a long way away.
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