Vacationing in Afghanistan

Earlier this year we spent a week of exploring around northern Afghanistan. And to answer the obvious question — because we could.

The journey was mostly organised by Lupine Travel, who arranged the tour with a local guide and provided some support in arranging a visa. Really the only option for flying to Mazari Sharif for a westerner is via Istanbul, and so the trip was scheduled (and rescheduled) around these infrequent flights.

There’s a huge amount of important world history happened in northern Afghanistan, but so much of this is not very well known —…