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Discussion in 'Less Travelled' started by - Hypertrophy -, Oct 24, 2011.
You are, truly, a god-damned sumbitch ! Have fun, take care and photos, have a good chrissy.
Cheers cm, you too!
Hey all, just got back from Afghanistan. It would be up there with the best holidays of my life. Bamian is a beautiful town with the friendliest and happiest locals, the mountains are massive, the scenery spectacular and the places just oozes history. Unfortunately this season it was a dodgy snowpack avvy-wise so had to keep it sensible, meaning no epic ascents/descents - but that doesn;t matter when you're skiing with kids who are on hand made skis.
I would go back in a heartbeat. If anyone is thinking of going and needs any further info, let me know.
uuuummmmm............................. pics? orban?
Yep, got pics, 871 of them. Oddly enough I've never needed to post a pic in a forum and have never really bothered trying to figure out how to do it. If I figure it out I'll chuck some up.
_im_ - that avatar of yours is freaking creepy......
start a photobucket.com account and upload there, then link in IMG codes: or just link the photo account - I bet there will be a lot of interest!
Agreed! Would love to see the pics.
What a first world problem. i can't afford to go skiing in Afghanistan Boo Hoo. get a job ya bum
Well, I've just got back from my travels - including Afghanistan.
Burma, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Krytzistan, China (Xianjiang and Gansu).
Afghanistan is an amazing country and incredibly interesting country and to me Band-e-Amir is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.
Top one is of me
These are pulled from FB. My photos are not sorted yet (I've taken about 60GB worth of photos in my trip).
Hypertrophy, so in awe! please please please post some more pics when you get a moment. Also love to hear about some of your adventures and about the places that awed you.
please please please !!!
Nice work! For me too Band e Amir was a highlight, such massive cliffs over such beautiful blue lakes. Did you take the crappy non-existent road? We spent half the trip unbogging ourselves and using Avvy probes to gauge river depths before crossing. Every day was definitely an adventure! Did you explore the valleys around bamian at all?
Shot with the lake is cool
There is a trekking in Tajikistan and the Afghan Wakhan corridor book available online. I need to do that trip before my knees become too creaky.
How keen Are you? .. really really keen? sign a few papers and they can have you on a flight in no time!!! They'll have you learn a few new things before you know it you'll feel like a new man or women..
Who they ..the ADF
The Khyber pass is reopening to land traffic soon. I heard the news report on SBS URDU radio( yes I am fluent in Urdu language) .You can enter Afghanistan by air or land from the 'Stans or from Iran too. There is a bus from Mashhad to Herat. The bridge/customs point between Termiz and Mazar i sharif is usually open .
The Khyber Pass might be reopening [mainly for Pashtuns between Afghanistan and Peshawar), but it won;'t be for foreigners anytime soon.
From Herat, you have to fly or go back to Mashad.
The Termiz point is where I crossed on foot into and out of Afghanistan. There has never been a problem here. This is the most common land border used by foreigners.