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Salang Pass  

Salang Pass

A short trip to the North

October 20th 2006
And a short trip it was... I wanted to go up North for two weeks or so, but I stayed only for 4 days... Plans change... Anyway, I went up to Mazar-e Sharif to look at Afghanistan’s holiest shrine, the tomb of Imam Ali, the son in law of the prophet Mohammed... It is all a bit confusing as according to most Muslims he is buried in Najaf in Iraq, which is one of the most important pilgrimage s ... read more
Asia » Afghanistan » East » Kabul

Afghan Flag Afghanistan's recent history is a story of war and civil unrest. The Soviet Union invaded in 1979, but was forced to withdraw 10 years later by anti-Communist mujahidin forces. The Communist regime in Kabul collapsed in 1992. Fighting that subsequent... ... read more
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