🎒 How to travel in Afghanistan

Yes, here is a list of recommended modes of transportation in Afghanistan:

  • Plane - Flights are available between major cities like Kabul, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, and Kandahar.
  • Car - Taxis and private cars are available in most major cities. However, road conditions are poor, and safety can be a concern, so it is recommended to hire a trusted driver.
  • Bus - Buses are available between major cities but can be overcrowded and uncomfortable.
  • Motorcycle - Motorbikes can be rented in some cities, but it's not recommended for tourists due to safety concerns and road conditions.

💸 Currency in Afghanistan

The local currency in Afghanistan is the Afghan afghani (AFN). Money can be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, and hotels. Here's a list of places where you can exchange money in Afghanistan:

  • Banks
  • Exchange offices
  • Hotels

🙏 What are some cultural etiquette and customs in Afghanistan?

  • It is important to dress modestly, especially for women. This means wearing clothes that cover your arms, legs, and hair. Men should also avoid wearing shorts and sleeveless shirts.
  • Afghans are very hospitable people, so it is customary to bring a small gift when visiting someone's house.
  • When entering a mosque, it is important to remove your shoes and dress modestly. Women should cover their heads with a scarf.
  • When greeting someone, it is common to shake hands. However, men should not initiate physical contact with women.
  • Avoid discussing sensitive political and religious topics unless you know the person well and are sure that it won't cause offense.
  • It is important to show respect to elders and those in positions of authority.
  • When eating with others, use your right hand to eat as it is considered more polite than using your left hand.
  • Alcohol is strictly prohibited in Afghanistan.
  • It is polite to wait to be offered food or drink before accepting it.