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Bamiyan to Band-e-Amir Lakes, Afghanistan

Bamiyan to Band-e-Amir Lakes, Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a starkly beautiful country—remote, rugged, barren and graphic—dominated geographically by the massive Hindu Kush Mountains. Flying over these mountains in a small airplane is an emotionally charged experience—whether you are flying across the plains … Read entire article »

Roses in Kabul: A visit to Babur Gardens, Afghanistan

Roses in Kabul: A visit to Babur Gardens, Afghanistan

This garden in Kabul, Afghanistan, was developed around 1528 AD and was the ‘last resting place’ of Babur, the first Mughal emperor.  The Aga Khan Trust for Culture recently restored the 11-hectare garden and “the … Read entire article »

Being a tourist in Afghanistan

Being a tourist in Afghanistan

Nancy Fanjoy spent six weeks in Afghanistan in 2004, visiting her sister who was working there and volunteering as a civic education trainer. Q: Why ever did you chose to vacation in Afghanistan? A: My life … Read entire article »