Afghanistan

Everything you need to know about Afghanistan: the cities and people, the religion, food, art, etiquette, clothing, and fun. I've also pulled to together lots of information to help you plan the perfect adventure vacation (or contract job)!


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This site is being compiled by a real person, who has enjoyed a "normal" life in Kabul for almost a decade with my husband and children.

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I've written down everything I've learned through the decade of living in the capital city.

Since the country and people are so diverse, I've enlisted friends (experts) who live in other provinces of the country to give their unique perspectives.









Here are some of their pictures!


You can benefit from people who are passionate about all
things Afghan.


Get the insider’s perspective
on living successfully (and safely!)

  • You will see the people and country you hear about on the media has a whole ‘nother side to it which is beautiful and fun!

  • Learn about Afghan people, the great food, the friendly Afghan culture.

  • Read how to plan a safe travel adventure if you're into extreme adventures

  • Learn how to handle visas and entry permits.

  • Find a cheap flight, low cost hotels, and even a job if you decide to stay.

  • Learn the best tips for not only surviving your first few days, but also learning how to live in an exciting place!

  • Read up on Islam and how not to make any offensive mistakes.

If you've never been to Central Asia before, start by reading an insider view of the city you are planning on visiting or living.



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Your Afghanistan Adventure Planning Guide...

We created the Planning Guide to show you how to be prepared for your own trip.

Afghanistan is more inspiring than you ever imagined!

All you need is enough information, and a reasonable measure of common sense. I like to think that I can offer you plenty of both, so let’s get started.

Don't miss downloading my FREE Travel Guide to help you prepare for your Adventure.



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I hope this beautiful country will come alive in your imagination, and when you visit I hope you will love it and Afghan culture as much as I do!


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Afghanistan Books
A comprehensive book list of Afghanistan books and the "must reads" on Afghanistan and Afghan culture.
Afghanistan Art
You'll be surprised by what types of Afghanistan art is available! Read a concise summary of what is happening in the Kabul art scene.
Afghan Artists
Afghan Artists are reviving art in Afghanistan. Pictures painted by the Fine Art Masters in Afghanistan are increasing in their popularity around the world.
Senai Art School
The Senai Art School is the finest art school in Afghanistan. Meet the professors who hid Afghan Fine Art from the Taliban.
Brian Carderelli
Brian Carderelli was one of the 10 NGO workers massacred in Badakhshan in 2010. Check out the videos and artistic photography he left behind.
Afghanistan Women
Afghanistan Women
Cross Cultural Communication
There are very few communication articles written aobut cross cultural communication in Afghanistan. Here is one on indirect communication specifically in the Afghan setting.
Afghanistan Culture
The most practical tips for learning how to navigate Afghanistan culture.
Afghanistan Flag
The insider's description of the Afghanistan flag. Who drew the art in the middle, and what does it represent?
Afghanistan Food
Everything you want to know about Afghanistan food - cooking, pictures, history, and more!
Afghanistan History
A brief summary of Afghanistan history.
Afghanistan Information
An American mom who has lived in Kabul for almost 10 years giving you the best Afghanistan information...all the facts you need to know to get to and around Afghanistan.
Afghanistan Religion
Need a short, easy-to-understand summary of the main Afghanistan religion? Understand the three main parts of Islam within Afghanistan.
Cities in Afghanistan
Get the best insider information and photos on more than cities in Afghanistan, but also villages and other lesser known areas within the country.
Afghanistan peoples
Many different ethnic groups comprise Afghanistan. Afghanistan peoples are surprisingly diverse.
Afghanistan Photos
Unique Afghanistan photos of people, children, and soldiers in Afghanistan you won't find anywhere else!
Afghanistan Map
Need am Afghanistan map? Here you will find the most helpful FREE maps.
Wakhan Corridor
First hand information on the Wakhan Corridor by people making trips in summer, 2009. The most remote district in Afghanistan...until now.
Afghanistan Geography
Learn the basics of Afghanistan geography and what the terrain is like.
Afghanistan Travel Stories
Great Afghanistan travel stories about Afghan people, culture and the country, contributed by friends from around the world who have lived in Afghanistan.
Living in Afghanistan
Living in Afghanistan is not for the faint hearted. Learn from those who've
Jobs in Afghanistan
Jobs in Afghanistan are often rewarding and risky. Ready for Adventure?
Places to Visit
Check out the top rated SAFE places you must see if you get to go to Afghanistan.
Security in Afghanistan
Security in Afghanistan - tips from an American dad who has lived with his family in Afghanistan for almost ten years. Learn how to live safely and joyfully among the people.
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
Post Traumatic stress syndrome is a common experience for people leaving Afghanistan. Find out what it is and how to deal with it.
Testimonials About Afghanistan
Testimonials about Afghanistan and my website, www.about-afghanistan.com.
Grants for Veterans
Building a successful business using the internet grants for veterans and veteran entrepreneurs are available.
Donate to About-Afghanistan
Donate to help Afghan culture and peace in Afghanistan.
Online Business Optimization
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Favorite Travel and Culture Links
Favorite travel and culture links of vacation and tourist spots around the world.
Privacy Policy
Read the privacy policy for www.about-afghanistan.com.
Contact Me
Contact me directly if you want more information regarding any of the stories on this website. If you have facts about Afghanistan not included here, please let us know!
Buzkashi
Watch a stunning video of Buzkashi - the Afghan national sport most of us will never have to see in person.

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