Afghanistan has always been a popular travel destination, starting with Alexander the Great and ending with the bearded hippies of the seventies. The wars in the country since 1979 have ended this tourism, for now. A lot of money has been poured into the country to make it a happening place again, and when one day the violence ends, it will be.
In the meantime, you are never 100% safe in Afghanistan. Travel here at your own risk. Off the beaten track Afghanistan sounds like a great adventure, but it’s likely to be littered with mines.
If you come prepared, then prepare to be amazed. Afghanistan is addictive, and it’s like no other place in the world. Travel to Afghanistan, and never be the same again.
We haven’t written a lot about Afghanistan yet. The only place where we have detailed information on is the Wakhan Corridor.
As you are almost certainly aware, Afghanistan is a dangerous place. Violence between groups vying for power is one thing you do not want to get caught up in, and road ambushes are one of the preferred methods to capture foreigners.
Flying from city to city is thus the safest way to travel inside Afghanistan for now. Not only because of ambushes, but also because traffic itself can be lethal in Afghanistan, with Afghans’ reckless driving behaviour making victims left and right.
Do be careful.