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1. Posted by hirnic (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

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I'm heading to Afghanistan across the Iranian border around October this year.

People keep hassling me about how it's supposed to be dangerous and I shouldn't go.

Has anyone been recently and can give me some backup that it isn't that bad - it's never as bad as people say.

ps. anyone want to come too? especially if you speak Urdu ;-)

2. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 10y

Sounds great.
Try the hadith beer. It's an absolute KILLER.
And no lap-dancing, you little burqa!!!

KYAG

P.S. If you bump into Slimea Bin Liner, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Mullah Dadullah or Mullah Omar, don't mention John Howard.
These whackos hate the new Industrial Relation laws introduced by John Howard and the liberal government here in Oz.

3. Posted by millerj06 (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

i can help you out with some of your questions regarding afghanistan. let me know.

Jonathan

4. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 10y

I've read that especially the borderarea's with Pakistan are dangerous (southern parts). Cities like Herat and Kabul are relatively safe. I travelled 3 years ago trough Iran via Pakistan to India. I think Afghanistan is a very interesting part. Are you planning to travel to pakistan as well from Kabul? Its true to say that for most this looks like a suicidal idea. But in fact you should just know the dangerous areas and avoid it. Goodluck.

5. Posted by Zoom (Full Member 131 posts) 10y

Hey Nick, A very macho idea but there's a war going on and the country's in the process of falling apart again cause Bush and company don't know WTF they're doing. If it falls apart TOTALLY while you're there and you get kidnaped please don't come on the BBC/CNN crying and pleading for your life - take your decapitation like a man. What a "genius" idea - walking into a war (at least if you signed up in the army you'd make some money). Zoom PS "It's never as bad as they say" Famous last words by all the DF's of the world...........''

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 10y

Quoting Zoom

Hey Nick, A very macho idea but there's a war going on and the country's in the process of falling apart again cause Bush and company don't know WTF they're doing. If it falls apart TOTALLY while you're there and you get kidnaped please don't come on the BBC/CNN crying and pleading for your life - take your decapitation like a man. What a "genius" idea - walking into a war (at least if you signed up in the army you'd make some money). Zoom PS "It's never as bad as they say" Famous last words by all the DF's of the world...........''

Well, I guess you're not a Republican...;)

[ Edit: Edited at Aug 23, 2006 1:42 AM by Utrecht ]

7. Posted by emejy (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

I don't want to be rude but Afghanistan is not in Africa. You probably make a mistake in the post.

I wish you a nice trip there, I really want to go there within 3 years!

Quoting hirnic

I'm heading to Afghanistan across the Iranian border around October this year.

People keep hassling me about how it's supposed to be dangerous and I shouldn't go.

Has anyone been recently and can give me some backup that it isn't that bad - it's never as bad as people say.

ps. anyone want to come too? especially if you speak Urdu ;-)

8. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 10y

Quoting emejy

I don't want to be rude but Afghanistan is not in Africa.

Explain

9. Posted by emejy (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

It was probably a mistake in the post.

Afghanistan is in Asia, note in Africa or middle East.

AFGHANISTAN
http://www.fas.org/irp/world/afghan/afghanistan.gif

MIDDLE EAST
http://www.iccs-ciec.ca/zimages/maps/mideastf.gif

AFRICA
http://www.africa-onweb.com/media/cartes/carte-afrique.jpg

Quoting wouterrr

Quoting emejy

I don't want to be rude but Afghanistan is not in Africa.

Explain

10. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 10y

Quoting emejy

It was probably a mistake in the post.

Afghanistan is in Asia, note in Africa or middle East.

Technically spoken you are right