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A

Abdur Rahman Khan 93 Ab-i-Estada 66

accommodation 198-200, see also

individual locations

activities 200 golf 109, 12 kayaking 110 trekking 24, 168-9

Afghan Pamir 24, 167-72 Ai Khanoum 162-3 air travel

to/from Afghanistan 212-14 within Afghanistan 218

Ajar Valley 66 Alexander the Great 25, 111, 137, 186 Al-Qaeda 38-9, 110, 163, 185 Andkhoi 144-5 animals 64-5 Anjoman Pass 166-7 Ansari, Khoja Abdullah 138-9 architecture 18, 55-6 Balkh 156, 157 Herat 137-8 Kabul 94 Minaret of Jam 127, 7 Samangan 158-9

area codes, see inside front cover

Arghandab 193, 12 art galleries, see galleries

arts 49-57, see also individual arts

ATMs 206

B

Baba Wali Shrine 193 Babur, Zahiruddin 28-9, 88 Babur’s Gardens 87-8, 174 Bactrian Gold 89 Badakhshan 163-72 Badghis province 142 Bagram 109-10 Bala Hissar 90, 157 Bala Murghab 143 Balkh 155-8, 156 Balkhi, Rabi’a 157 Baluchi 46-7 Bamiyan 114-22, 115, 6 Band-e Amir 66, 122-4, 122, 7, 11 Barf-e Awal 95 bathrooms 209-10 Bibi Mahru Hill 95 Big Pamir 66, 170-1

Bin Laden, Osama 36, 38-9, 67, 185, 188

birds 65, 90, 170 books 18-19, 41

border crossings 215-17 Bost Arch 197 Broghil Pass 170 Buddha Niches 117-19, 6

Buddhism 26-7, 114-15, 118, 158, 184 Buddhist sites

Bagram 109-10 Balkh 156

Bamiyan 117-19, 6 Hadda 184

Samangan 158-9 Surkh Kotal 160 Takht-e Rostam 158-9 Termiz 217

burqas 16, 38, 46, 211, 174 business hours 200 bus travel 218-19 buzkashi 57, 12

C

camping 199 cannabis 155 car travel 219-20 carpets 53-4, 174, 175 cash 206-7 caves

Jalalabad 182 Takht-e Rostam 159 Tora Bora 185

cemeteries Kabul 89, 90 Gazar Gah 138-9, 178 Chaghcheran 126 chaikhanas 199 Chaqmaqtin Lake 172 Chist-e Sharif 128 Christianity 49 cinema 56-7 citadels

Bamiyan 119 Herat 137, 179 Kabul 90

climate 17, 200-1 clothing, see dress codes Cold War 35 consulates 202-3

costs 18, see also inside front cover

credit cards 207

crime 72 culture 41-58 customs regulations 60, 201

D

dangers, see safety Darya Ajdahar 120 Dasht-e Laili 144 Durrani, Ahmed Shah 29, 45, 81, 190, 193

deep vein thrombosis 222-3 deforestation 67 diarrhoea 223 Dilisang Pass 172 diphtheria 223-4

disabilities, travellers with 210 Dostum, General Abdul Rashid 145 dress codes 16, 42, 46, see also burqas drinks 61 driving 73

drugs 15, 73, 155, 196

E

economy 15, 43-7 Eid Gah Mosque 193 electricity 202 embassies 202-3

emergencies 74-5, see also inside front cover

environmental issues 66-7

exchange rates, see inside front cover

F

Faizabad 164-6, 165, 10 festivals & events Barf-e Awal 95

Islamic holy days 203-4 Nauroz 17, 95, 204

flights

to/from Afghanistan 212-14 within Afghanistan 218 food 59-63, 204-5 football 57 Forty Steps 193-4 Friday Mosque 136-7, 179

G

galleries 91-2, 103 gardens, see parks & gardens gay travellers 205 Gazar Gah 138-9, 178 Geneva Accords 36

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