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AFGHANISTAN - KANDAHAR - DON'T COME!

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Advisory - if one is needed - about visiting now. DON'T!!!!!
9 years ago, May 24th 2010 No: 1 Msg: #111626  
My son asked me if he could visit me in Kandahar....... Sounds a daft question and it is. The answer is DON'T COME! It is EXTREMELY dangerous here for any foreigner unless they can blend in totally (I suppose Pashtuns from Pakistan fit that category, but if their phones with English-language addresses get looked at by the Taliban they'll get shot on the spot). The airport was rocketed and attacked with small arms fire yesterday - 10 Taliban against 5,000 NATO-ISAF troops... go figure.

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9 years ago, May 24th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #111642  
Hello Geoffrey 😊

Were are you from?

Yeah, it would be crazy to visit Afghanstan a the moment. Though, I would say it is probably crazy to have gone there for some years now. Are you not thinking about leaving? It can't be safe there for you, can it?

By all means follow my adventures here on behalf of Western civilization by checking my blog - Quartermaines World.


I surely will. They have to be fascinating. Afghanistan is a country I want to visit, as soon as it gets safe enough, if that ever happens.

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9 years ago, May 26th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #111827  
B Posts: 580

By all means follow my adventures here on behalf of Western civilization by checking my blog



This is far and away the most offensive statement I've ever had the displeasure to read on this website




Although the caption to this photograph comes pretty close.


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9 years ago, May 26th 2010 No: 4 Msg: #111842  

I can't help with the cost because the company had a deal. I expect it is around the $100 mark since Kabul hotels and guest houses are notoriously over-priced.



Quote from AFGHANISTAN - HEETAL PLAZA HOTEL, KABUL



If the safety situation is not enough to put most off visiting Afghanistan, then the costs probably are. 😉



Last night, I got curious about how much a return ticket to Kabul from Munich, Germany where I live would be. Flight prices start at 12,000 Euros. I suppose, that is what happens, when there are only one or two passengers expected to book onto a flight.

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9 years ago, May 27th 2010 No: 5 Msg: #111917  
Aspiringnomad..Jason clearly doesn't appreciate irony....... Oh well. As to the caption to the picture, what else would you call them? This is the normal term among the development community... They are also called 'Kutchi' which means nomads.


As for the costs of getting here, I'm surprised at that price... it must be a mistake. I flew Business Class from Bangkok via Dubai (Thai International) then Safi to Kabul for about $2,000. Safi fly direct to Frankfurt and they are probably more expensive, but I'm surprised at 12,000 EUR Reply to this

8 years ago, December 20th 2010 No: 6 Msg: #125032  
Salam,
Certainly Kandahar is very dangerous for a westerner to visit. It should be avoided. There are areas which are relatively safe to visit in Afghanistan such as Bamian, Bandi-Amir (the famous blue lakes), Mazare sharif and Herat. Wakhan is safe to visit and every year it attracts a number tourists.

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