Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN TRAVEL GUIDE

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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan has been the centre of many powerful empires for the past 2,000 years. However, in the last 40 years the country has been in chaos due to major wars -- from the Soviet invasion of 1979 to their withdrawal in 1989 and from warlordism to the removal of the Taliban in 2001 and the ensuing American and NATO invasion. Economically, Afghanistan is considered poor compared to many other nations of the world. The country is currently going through a nation-wide rebuilding process.

 

While it has much to offer to the intrepid traveller caution is advised and travel to Kabul is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.

 

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AFGHANISTAN QUICK FACTS

  • Capital: Kabul (moved from Kandahar in 1772)

  • Currency: afghani (AFN)

  • Area: 647,500 km²

  • Population: 37,17 million (2018)

  • Language: Afghan Persian 50%, Pashto35%, Turkic languages (primarily Uzbek and Turkmen) 11%, 30 minor languages (primarily Balochi and Pashai) 4%, much bilingualism

  • Religion: Sunni Muslim ca. 80%, Shi'a Muslim 19%, other 1%

  • Electricity: 220V, 50Hz +/-50%

 

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AFGHANISTAN PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 15 February, Liberation Day
  • 28 April, Victory Day
  • 19 August, Independence Day

Also, Now Rouz (New Year) and Islamic holidays and festivals.

FESTIVALS IN AFGHANISTAN

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AFGHANISTAN WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Arid To Semiarid; Cold Winters And Hot Summers

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AFGHANISTAN TOURIST SEASONS

Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

SNOW SPORT IN AFGHANISTAN

If you're looking for a very adventurous (and potentially also dangerous) experience, you can go skiing in Bamyan, Central Afghanistan. Be warned, there is currently no ski lift and you need your own equipment!

HIKING & CYCLING IN AFGHANISTAN

BEACH OPTIONS IN AFGHANISTAN

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KITESURF IN AFGHANISTAN

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HEALTH RISKS IN AFGHANISTAN

Be aware of possible health risks in 

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Yellow fever - The yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and South America. The virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no medicine to treat or cure an infection. To prevent getting sick from yellow fever, use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and get vaccinated.

Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

Malaria - Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. People who get malaria are typically very sick with high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. Although malaria can be a deadly disease, illness and death from malaria can usually be prevented.

Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

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