The Road To Mazar-i-Sharif And The Outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif And Balkh
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The Road To Mazar-i-Sharif And The Outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif And Balkh

The drive from Kunduz to Mazar-i-Sharif took us far away from the Hindu Kush mountains and into the desert regions. The landscape was different, the people were ethnically different, the culture was different – I felt like I was on another continent rather than in another part of Afghanistan. We stopped at a police station … Continue reading

Bamiyan – Part 3 And The Road To Band-I-Mir (or Band-e Amir)
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Bamiyan – Part 3 And The Road To Band-I-Mir (or Band-e Amir)

It takes several rough hours on a dirt track to reach Afghanistan’s first National Park from Bamiyan, but the beauty and solitude in just getting there is worth crossing the world for. Band-I-Mir has been described as “the Grand Canyon flooded with deep sapphire lakes, bluer than the cloudless sky, with sheer golden cliffs plunging … Continue reading

Bamiyan – Part 1 (Bamiyan is also known as Bamyan & Bamian)
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Bamiyan – Part 1 (Bamiyan is also known as Bamyan & Bamian)

Bamiyan Became notorious in 2001 after the Taliban essentially destroyed Afghanistan’s premier historical tourist site… Bamiyan is a fairly isolated central mountain province in central Afghanistan and the town lies in a fertile valley that is only 15 km long and 3 km wide. The views are incredible. The background to this surprising place is … Continue reading