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dogito66 22 Apr 2009 10:54

afghanistan
 
hi all,
anyone been through afghanistan on a bike recently?? just curious about the current situation as we didn't give up the idea of crossing this country in july or august.
thanks for all replies

ride safe

darius

danielsprague 24 Apr 2009 17:56

Safety concerns aside, remember you cannot enter from Pakistan as the Khyber region is closed to foreigners from Peshawar, though you can enter Pakistan from Afghanistan over the Khyber Pass.

Daniel

docsherlock 24 Apr 2009 22:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by dogito66 (Post 238884)
hi all,
anyone been through afghanistan on a bike recently?? just curious about the current situation as we didn't give up the idea of crossing this country in july or august.
thanks for all replies

ride safe

darius

This question comes up periodically; I'd avoid if I were you unless you have a penchant for orange jumpsuits and big knives.

S

danielsprague 3 Jan 2010 14:33

I've posted a detailed thread on my experience. You would be highly visible on a bike, but I think it is still possible in certain areas. You could certainly dip into Afghanistan from Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan quite safely. The Pakistan border road is not totally safe, but there are no Taliban checkpoints at present, so the risk is from attacks targeted at US / Afghan army convoys. Basically, I'd say it's OK, but not as safe as Kabul - Mazar etc.

Daniel

Orange jump suits and big knives?? Balls.


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