Since the demise of the old security thread, and the number of frequently asked I thought it might be a good idea to start a new 'Afghan FAQ' thread attempting to cover the most frequently asked questions and provide up to date information in one thread on not only security, but the most frequently asked questions about flights, travelling the Khyber pass and the classic 'is it safe?', since so many gems of information get lost in individual threads.
Hopefully everyone here, both our regulars…
I am considering to go in Afghanistan mid-November. I look to go with a tour but it is way too expensive...
How easy/safe it is to travel as a solo backpacker. I'm a 36 yo canadian and traveled in about over 50 countries so far.
I would like to spend a bit of time in Kabul, than drive to Mazar-E-Sharif, visit Balkh and maybe give a shot to Panjshir valley. (Try fly fishing maybe)
What should I expect as a budget if I travel solo. Anything I should really visit apart from what I'm…
I am a documentary photographer from Taiwan, im looking forward going to Afghanistan in the near future.
As i ilke to take street photos, could i just hold the camera on my hand all the way on the street in city like Kabul or Herat?
Or should i hide it as much as i can? (Or most of the time whild i am not using?)
Because i read lots information here, people said these cities are safe, but i am not sure if i can just bring a DSLR hanging around the city? Even with a big black…
Hello hello helpful people,
I'm planning a trip through Afghanistan around late September/early October. I'm combing all of the existing threads here for general trip planning information, but I haven't found very much on what I'm most curious about: traveling in Afghanistan as a female!
I'm mostly curious as to what I should be wearing (headscarf? burqa? muumuu?) and if there's anything in particular I should be cautious of or keep in mind. For a bit of context, I'll be traveling around with…
Me and my friend will go to Afghanistan monts later. Want to stay about 10-12 days and see some different places. I read interesting things about Andhoi, Samangan and Sorobi. We want go here.
Is anyone been at this places last monts? How is it? And can you recommend places to sleep in this cities... We find nothing in Couchsurfing...
We arrive at Kabul about 20.30... In this time we can only use a private taxi to the center? How much it should be?
Speaking in total, what is better…
Hi everyone, just wondering if anyone has any feedback in relation to getting an Afghan tourist visa in Mashhad?
I'm curious to know if it was successful and if so how long it took to obtain including cost?
Basically I want to know is it feasable hahaha. We are planning on entering Afghanistan from the wakhan and then ride down to Torkham in an effort to cross into Pakistan. What is the current security situation and does anyone know if some good routes? I understand it isnt the most incredibly safe thing to do but how does that region compare to others? Would it be smarter to pay for transport for the horses and drive? Thank you all for your help, hope to get an answer soon.
I have written a trip report for Jun-Jul 2016. I have never written one so any feedback would be helpful, e.g. any additional information that a traveller would be useful but I didn't include.