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Step 4/6: Afghanistan -
Price: 200 $
Traveling time: 1 hoursUNHAS flight / need a NGO or IO card to book and board. Chartering PACTEC flights is also possible. Some (Norwegian) PRT flights fly to Kabul once in a while
Tips & Tricks
- Foreigners in a burqa are still easily spotted. A discreet headscarf will do.
- Security situation is rather unstable around the city, be extremely cautious.
Things to see
The atmosphere is that of a quiet, peaceful enough city with a life which seems like in a village. Carpets and Killims are particularly good quality in Maymana. Look for NGO-supported shops to find good locally produced and women-sensitive items.
Be extremely careful when selecting the direction you choose. It is obviously easy to trust the locals, so don't try and wander about aimlessly. Follow trustworthy locals - or at least their advice. In the Spring, the hills get even more beautiful, taking on a light green dress.
Set on the ruins of the old citadel, the park is also the highest part of the city centre, next to the main mosque, and has a laid-back atmosphere. Groups of men chill out in the grass while you can still see a few women enjoying a walk.