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Published: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 20:01:41 +0100

Last Build Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 20:01:41 +0100

 



Required travel documents for Afganistan
Required travel documents for Afganistan: passport [...]



Electric power
Electric power: 220V / 50 Hz [...]



Area code to Afghanistan
Area code to Afghanistan: +93 [...]



Mines danger
Millions of mines are spread all over the country paralyzing most of activities (agriculture and breeding are almost impossible). Unfortunatelly, the victims are usually children playing with the mines picked from the ground. [...]



Packing list
Few things you should't forget to take with you:

- personal water filter (otherwise you can catch giardia)
- warm clothes (it's cold in mountains covering Afghanistan)
- sneakers and plastic bag to protect your backpack (it's a lot of d [...]



Tea - favourite drink
Afghani people drink huge quantities of chai sabs (sort of green tea). Every place you'll visit, be prepared to get it with sweets and sugar, because this is the way they serve it. [...]



Bargains
You can freely reduce the price proposed by the shopkeepers by 50%. Despite what they tell you, they are still making a profit. Don't hesitate to argue about the price. You can always walk away and come back later to try again, it has its effect. [...]



Northern Afghanistan
North east to the Vakhan, near the border with Pakistan, Tajikistan and China, you'll find beautiful, isolated from the rest of the country and therefore untouched by war, area with wonderful nature. [...]



Visas
Visas for travel to Afghanistan are more readily available now than in any time in recent years. A list of Afghan embassies most relevant to travellers is posted below. In most cases, successful visa applications only require the necessary form, a couple [...]



Takht-i-Rostam


This Buddhist cave site just southwest of the town of Kholm dates from the 5th century. The caves once housed a monastery. More info on: www.afghan-network.net [...]