How to Travel Safely to Afghanistan from Tajikistan

Afghanistan is not your typical backpacker destination. Especially not nowadays, as the country is an active warzone. But as Steve and I found out while travelling in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) in Tajikistan, it’s actually possible to visit Afghanistan via Tajikistan and be completely safe. I’m not usually one for posting guides on how to get to places, but since there’s not much information available…

Starry Night Sky over Afghanistan

“Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.” On our one night in Sultan Eshkashim, a small Afghan town on the border to Tajikistan, we had a clear night sky and grabbed the chance to gaze at the stars. We wanted to make the most of our time in Afghanistan, and…

Two Days in Sultan Eshkashim: A Taste of Afghanistan

For as long as I can remember, I’ve heard about Afghanistan in the news – and not for good reasons. It has always been a country that I’ve sworn not to travel to, at least until the Taliban had finally been defeated. But when Steve and I heard that it was possible to travel to the only safe area in Afghanistan from the GBAO in…