Travel Tips to travel to Kabul, Afghanistan – (177th Country Visited)

And here I am, in my last country of Asia: Afghanistan… After visiting Pakistan’s Pashtun city of Peshawar, I really got interested in knowing more about Afghanistan. But in these war times, I must admit I was a little nervous about the situation. Nevertheless, I had planned my visit thoroughly and had a friend to receive me on arrival, with plans to stay in and close to the Capital: Kabul. Outside this area, it is considered unsafe as the Taliban control many areas and many roads.

And the story all started on the plane from Dubai, where I was sitting next to this “army looking” guy. A little chat with him would make me discover a highly ranked American army guy who has been in Afghanistan for 8 years, very interesting way to start my trip and get his view on the situation out here. “Be very careful out there” he would say to me, and with a reason. But this was coming from a man who hadn’t gotten out of the military base in 8 years if it wasn’t for a mission within the military. It’s true that Kabul is a dangerous place, but still some people have been living here for years without problems, like the typical NGO workers, embassy staff and even some teachers of the American University in Kabul (I would later learn 2 of them got kidnapped, paid ransom and later continue teaching to this day).

View of Afghanistan from the sky

Just to remind me of the delicate situation here, on my ride out of the airport there were police and checkpoints everywhere. It turns out that there had just been one of those suicide bombing attacks near the airport of Kabul with several victims, at just about the same time I had landed… These events are always there to remind me that these things are real…

At least I am in good hands with my friend Tareq which was kind enough to send his driver to pick me up from the airport in a government car since this is where he works. With a special plate that would let us go through these heavily armed roadblocks very quickly, it helps a lot.

Driving around Kabul, in Afghanistan

Just a few hours after arrival, Tareq and his family had prepared a special surprise for me… An invitation to a local Afghan wedding that same night. Incredible as these are always the kind of events that I look forward to, rich in local culture and customs. It turned out an incredible experience, reminding me of the two wedding I had in Iran while visiting there 2 years ago.

More to come about this and my experience on Afghanistan…

Pin to Pinterest

Enjoyed this guide? Help others find it too! Share the following Pinterest pin to your Pinterest account, by simply clicking on the top left corner. And Remember: Sharing is Caring 😉
Travel Tips to travel to Kabul, Afghanistan – (177th Country Visited) - #visitafghanistan  #afghanistantrips #travelafghanistan #afghanistanflights #afghanistanhotels #afghanistanhostels #afghanistanairbnb #afghanistantips #afghanistanbeaches #afghanistanmaps #afghanistanblog #afghanistanguide #afghanistantours #afghanistanbooking #afghanistaninfo #afghanistantripadvisor #afghanistanvisa #kabulafghanistan #afghanistan #flightkabul #kabul #afghanistanblog
How to travel to Kabul - Travel Tips to travel to Kabul, Afghanistan – (177th Country Visited) - #visitafghanistan  #afghanistantrips #travelafghanistan #afghanistanflights #afghanistanhotels #afghanistanhostels #afghanistanairbnb #afghanistantips #afghanistanbeaches #afghanistanmaps #afghanistanblog #afghanistanguide #afghanistantours #afghanistanbooking #afghanistaninfo #afghanistantripadvisor #afghanistanvisa #kabulafghanistan #afghanistan #flightkabul #kabul #afghanistanblog
Guide to Kabul - Travel Tips to travel to Kabul, Afghanistan – (177th Country Visited) - #visitafghanistan  #afghanistantrips #travelafghanistan #afghanistanflights #afghanistanhotels #afghanistanhostels #afghanistanairbnb #afghanistantips #afghanistanbeaches #afghanistanmaps #afghanistanblog #afghanistanguide #afghanistantours #afghanistanbooking #afghanistaninfo #afghanistantripadvisor #afghanistanvisa #kabulafghanistan #afghanistan #flightkabul #kabul #afghanistanblog

Support Ian with a TIP or Donation

Like what I do? Tips and donations like yours are what keeps this site alive. Its simple and quick, and makes a big difference.

Offer me a Coffee !

Why not take 30 seconds to offer me a coffee and show your appreciation. A small gesture that goes a long way!

Crypto Donations

BTC: bc1qwjy4s7t399jztr7ypnzlwlkd5d4wamnsz3582d
ETH: 0x4C1Ad7546f8a8e17FDD667f3fc837632Dff5bA85
LTC: ltc1qw2gfkuegaun8u5gzv0ua070n5pu3zak9je3tul


Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.