Watching Buzkashi in Masar e Sharif Afghanistan

Watching Buzkashi in Masar e Sharif: Afghanistan’s National Sport

If you’re ever backpacking in Afghanistan, make sure to get a trip to a local stadium to watch the national sport – Buzkashi! It’s the iconical backpacking in Afghanistan experience, and I had to get a visit to a Buzkashi game sorted during my time in the country! This was such an exciting experience! After crossing Read more about Watching Buzkashi in Masar e Sharif: Afghanistan’s National Sport[…]

World Borders: Crossing From Uzbekistan to Afghanistan on Friendship Bridge to Hayratan

World Borders: My Journey From Uzbekistan to Afghanistan on Friendship Bridge to Hayratan

“Altogether now, in no mans land.” – The Farm. In life as it happens, it’s going to be quite hard to describe the sheer adrenalin rush and magic of the winter day when I backpacked it alone into Afghanistan. It’s just another day in my life but as a heated ball beat down on my Northern Read more about World Borders: My Journey From Uzbekistan to Afghanistan on Friendship Bridge to Hayratan[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Eating the National Dish Mantoo in Sunatala Restaurant, Masa e Sharif, Afghanistan

Friday’s Featured Food: Eating the National Dish Mantoo in Sunatala Restaurant, Masar e Sharif, Afghanistan

It was a real treat and a major league feast when I tried Mantoo for the first time after securing a visa for Afghanistan. Mantoo is Afghanistan’s National dish and my guide Noor opts to take me to Sunatala Restaurant – the best Mantoo restaurant in Masar e Sharif. This place is boomingly popular – Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Eating the National Dish Mantoo in Sunatala Restaurant, Masar e Sharif, Afghanistan[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Saturday Night out in Afghanistan – Shisha and Tea in Abshar Shisha Lounge, Masar e Sharif

I love a good old Saturday night out with the lads down the pub, and it’s the same world everywhere we go in that respect. It’s just that in some countries the entertainment and choice of drinks differs. Here in Afghanistan, the lads invited me for an Afghani style Saturday night out in downtown Masar Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Saturday Night out in Afghanistan – Shisha and Tea in Abshar Shisha Lounge, Masar e Sharif[…]

Backpacking in Afghanistan: Top 5 Sights in Masar e Sharif

Backpacking in Afghanistan: 10 Outrageously Cool Things to Check Out in Masar e Sharif

Masar e-Sharif is Afghanistan’s third biggest city. It boasts an estimated population of around 1 million people and sits shyly, unknown to most backpackers, in a country less ventured. On my tour of Central Asia, I made sure I got this place on my list. Masar e Sharif is home of the famous Blue Mosque and Shrine Read more about Backpacking in Afghanistan: 10 Outrageously Cool Things to Check Out in Masar e Sharif[…]

Getting an Afghanistan Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

How to Get an Afghanistan Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

When you’ve visited over 150 countries, getting visas just doesn’t get any easier, believe me. Normally it’s the countries we visit later on that are the harder ones to secure visas for and with me, I’ve been through a load of visa applications the last few weeks while being temporarily based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Gradually Read more about How to Get an Afghanistan Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan[…]

Backpacking in Afghanistan: Touring the Ancient City of Balkh, Top 10 Sights

I’ve been busting to get some stuff on Afghanistan written and there will be a load more posts to come from my adventures to places like Tashkurgan, Masar e Sharif, Balkh, Samangan and Hayratan. I’d love it if you can all read this article, like it, share it and inspire more backpackers to venture to more Read more about Backpacking in Afghanistan: Touring the Ancient City of Balkh, Top 10 Sights[…]

Backpacking in Tajikistan, Gorno Badakhshan, Afghanistan And Uzbekistan: A Few Weeks Off Social Media

I’m posting this now, live, but it is subject to change and my blogs and Facebook and Twitter feeds are all scheduled to go out as normal so pre-written posts will still appear and I whacked out a few while staying at Apple Hostel in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. However I am now backpacking in a region Read more about Backpacking in Tajikistan, Gorno Badakhshan, Afghanistan And Uzbekistan: A Few Weeks Off Social Media[…]

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