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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 31, 2014
Medication brought in to Afghanistan  (1 Answer)

My husband will be leaving soon and needs to bring an Epipen. Does anyone know if there are restrictions for this particular medication? It is prescribed by his doctor.

Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 31, 2014
cold war sites  (3 Answers)

Hi -- I'm looking for sites that show the destruction of the soviet occupation during the cold war. Is anyone able to help. Basically a cold-war tour?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 29, 2014
Transsexuals in Afghanistan?  (1 Answer)

I am transgender at the moment, going to male to female soon. I was wondering if I go there and get F on my birth certificate, can I then wear the burqa? Can men in Afghanistan wear a burqa? I heard only "bad"(Taliban or dangerous) men wear a burqa. Is this true? Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 27, 2012
Travel Companion  (3 Answers)

I am planning to go to Kabul from Peshawar on 3rd of April via Torkhum on public transport. I wonder if anyone else is doing the same on that date or a days around (I maybe flexible for a day up or down) we can pool a club. I am traveling alone.
And most probably staying a night in Kabul, I plan to go to Mazar so if someone else interested in joining me for that particular route or only Peshawar-Kabul one, please text me (+923078893859) my BBM pin is 23AA6F5C
or email me [email]
Looking forward to hear.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 16, 2011
working in afghanistan  (2 Answers)

I was thinking about working in a postal facility in Afghanistan and wanted to know the actual dangers that one may encounter in the country

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 27, 2010
Anybody been to Afghanistan lately  (5 Answers)


Has anybody of you been to Afghanistan lately ?? I would like to go next year from Pakistan via Qandahar, Kabul, Jalalabad back to Pakistan.
If you have info about this route (overland) please let me know your experiences.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Dec 05, 2007
Anyone going to Afganistan next year???  (21 Answers)

Seems to me not many folks are looking at this site and location. If anyone is going to Afganistan next year and want to exchange thoughts and research, please send me an email. I will be going there in a few months and am exploring the options. IE: security, locations, transportation, cost, entry and exit methods.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 28, 2007
northern afghanistan safety and security  (17 Answers)

Anyone been to Northern Afghanistan recently? Seriously consdiering a trip from the Tajik border to Kunduz, Mazar-e-Sharif and Kabul only. Anyone been there? any advice? Any good contacts there, definitely want a guide and maybe a guard. Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 23, 2007
Travel companion  (1 Answer)

Hey guys,

I'll be travelling Central Asia in June - July this year (2007), so I was wondering if anyone will be out there around that time and maybe would like to travel together. Here's a brief itinerary:

Start off in Pakistan - up the Karakoram Highway crossing into Kashgar (China) - then into Kyrgyztan - down through the Pamir Mountains and the Hindu Kush crossing into Tajikistan and finally ending up at Dushanbe. Following that, I have no plans as yet but I hope to cross into Afghanistan into Kabul if security conditions permit, otherwise head east or maybe head back to Pakistan.

Hope to hear from all you thrill seekers !!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 08, 2007
What's the current situation in Afghanistan?

Right now Afghanistan is in the news again and they say, a big attack on the Taliban fighters in the South of the country is prepared. I wonder what the situation actually is at the moment for persons like us - travelers.
Are all parts of the country no-go areas or are there still some safe places? And are travelers welcome at all or is there an attitude against foreigners?

So did anybody lately go there and can tell a bit? I'm sure many people would appreciate comments on this topic.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 16, 2006
Russian Hiker missed in Wahkan corridor ! Do you know anything that could help ?  (5 Answers)

Hello all,
In “my” German Trekkingforum, I have read that a Russian trekker, Sergej, is missing while hiking in the south of Tajikistan / Pamirs.

Please find below the English description, which already has been posted in some hiking forums. Although I am aware that VT is not necessarily a hiking community, I don’t want to miss any possibility.

If anyone knows anything, please don’t post here, but in the German Trekkingforum, which has the English settings as well. It is here, where a friend of Sergej is reading and posting as well. You can answer there also without registration (we have checked this).
This is the post:

Here is the flyer with description also in Farsi:

Here is a map, made with GoogleEarth, where his friend has drawn Sergej’s rough route:

Thanks already in advance.

I will post the description as answer to this post.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 10, 2006
Safety  (4 Answers)

Is it currently relatively safe for a white American citizen to visit Kabul/Bamiyan? Do most people have problems wiith americans?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 22, 2006
Safe passage from Pakistan to Tajikstan or Uzbekistan  (2 Answers)

Hi all. 23 white male and will be travelling back from India to the UK on a motorbike in roughly a year. Just wandering how safe it would be to pass through Afghanistan? Any ideas?

Thought about going via the Khyber Pass. I know the situation changes all the time so shall try and get some good information closer to the time. Just wandering if anyone who is clued up on Afghanistan can provide any usefull ideas....

Peace + love

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 20, 2005
Adoption  (4 Answers)

Does anyone know how to go about adopting Afghani's little children orphaned by war?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 12, 2005
Commercial flights  (4 Answers)

Are there currently any commercial flights from Afghanistan to Islamabad,Pakistan ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 31, 2005
Collector needs help !  (1 Answer)

Hi everybody ! I collect beer labels almost 20 years... Who is in Afghanistan now or may be going soon , please be so kind to get for my collection some beer paper labels or beer mates ! I will be much obliged to you
Thanks in advance ,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 27, 2005
Khyber Pass - trekking in Afghanistan  (3 Answers)

2nd week of March I happen to be in Islamabad/Pakistan and want to take the opportunity take a holiday and do some trekking. But northern areas of Pakistan I heard are all snow-clad and no way we can trek there without equipment etc, so we're thinking now of heading towards Peshawar/Pakistan and Khyber Pass in Afghanistan.

Good idea? Is it safe? Do I need Afghani visa (I mean, I probably do need a visa to cross the border, but maybe trekking is all on Pakistani side?) Are those areas known for trekking?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 15, 2005
should I accept a job in kabul?  (6 Answers)

I have a job offer in kabul. should I take it? I think it is quite risky to live there. can anyone advice me on this problem. what are the living costs in kabul? thanks a lot. pitea

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 15, 2004
travelling to kabul!!!  (2 Answers)

Aslamualikum well i m going to kabul on a business trip for one week after two weeks or till mid of august, so all i wanna know is wat to wear dere. wat would b da tempreture. and i would like to meet any vteer over dere take care adios

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 31, 2004
Afghanistan  (5 Answers)

Hey , I was wondering how practical is it for a Pakistani girl like me to go to Afghanistan ? Visa issues ? security issues etc ? places to stay ? places to see ?any advice & help would be much appreciated . Thanks, Mona .

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 15, 2004
going to afghanistan  (2 Answers)

well i m paki guy n i m planing to go to afghanistan in june for some trading or business purpose, would any body like to tell me which place is worth seeing or i would like to meet any vteer in kabul or so thanking u in anticipation. take care bye bye

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 05, 2004
to get a visa from afghanistan

i m a pakistani all i wanna know is weather i can get a visa for tajikistan or krgyzistan from kabul or while i m in afghanistan, if i can den wats da fee n regulations thanking u in anticipation. bye!!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 17, 2004
solo female traveller in afghanistan  (4 Answers)

Hi Is it safe to go there on my own? I will try to get the visa in uzbekistan, and go through tadjikistan and then back through kyrgyzstan. Im going there in the middle of april until the end of may, would anyone like to join me? I speak fluent swedish, english and spanish and would like to learn russian when Im there. do you know any one to teach by the way?

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