Afghanistan is a country that has been the source of almost constant problems for decades with armed conflict, kidnappings and other forms of violence making headlines around the world. However, the entire country is not beset by such problems, and there are safe portions to visit. Beneath these troubles lay a kind and warm people who will openly welcome you into their lives, and this occurs against a backdrop of arguably the world’s most beautiful country. The mountains of Afghanistan are astonishing in the way that they impose themselves on you.
Of all the countries listed on this site, Afghanistan is the trickiest to visit. But if you do your research properly and choose the correct areas at the right times, the rewards for the traveller are enormous.