Afghanistan

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan is surrounded by land on all sides, and a relatively arid and mountainous country, with plains only in the south and northwest. The country is dominated by the mighty Hindu Kush mountain range, which rises up towards the center and the northeast, where it meets the Pamir mountain range. Highest point is Mount Noshaq (7492 m) in the northeast, on the border with Pakistan.

Afghanistan's climate is of a harsh continental kind, scorching hot on the plains in summer, fiercely cold up in the mountains in winter.

At this moment Afghanistan is not a popular hiking destination, for obvious reasons. Yet, in more peaceful times, beautiful and remote mountains and valleys are just waiting to be explored in the Hindu Kush and Pamir ranges. Take for instance the northern province of Badakshan, and the Wakhan Corridor reaching out in the far northeast along the ancient Silk Route, touching on China. Take a look at the excellent website Juldu.com (see under facts) and dream away. But don't be mistaken: hiking here is for the hardy and experienced only.

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Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Simple Gestures
  • The Greater Middle East poses major challenges for the United States. Yet despite decades of intense involvement in Middle Eastern affairs, most Americans still know little about the cultures of the region. ”Simple Gestures” describes one American`s efforts over forty years to better understand the society in the countries where she lived and... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • NATO Partnerships
  • ''The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) established the Partnership for Peace (PfP) to increase cooperation with former Warsaw Pact members and provide many of these countries with a path to NATO membership. As NATO confronts new security challenges, including the war in Afghanistan, its relationships with partner countries have grown... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • NATO Partnerships
  • ''The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) established the Partnership for Peace (PfP) to increase cooperation with former Warsaw Pact members and provide many of these countries with a path to NATO membership. As NATO confronts new security challenges, including the war in Afghanistan, its relationships with partner countries have grown... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Reisgids Afghanistan - A Companion and Guide | Odyssey
  • Dit geweldige boek beschrijft de immense schat aan cultureel erfgoed, geschiedenis en natuur in Afghanistan. Een boek voor zowel de thuisblijver als de reiziger! Engelstalig. Thanks to 20 years of civil war and its association with terrorism, Afghanistan is now unjustly thought of in the West as a barbarous backwater. Afghanistan: A Companion... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Even the Smallest Crab Has Teeth
  • From land-locked Afghanistan to the smallest of islands in the far reaches of the Pacific Ocean, stories by peace Corps Volunteers from this region come from (mostly) Hindu India-1,269,210 square miles worth of democracy patched together from princely states-Confucian Korea, Muslim Indonesia and Buddhist Thailand.Imagine delivering a baby-with... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Even the Smallest Crab Has Teeth
  • From land-locked Afghanistan to the smallest of islands in the far reaches of the Pacific Ocean, stories by peace Corps Volunteers from this region come from (mostly) Hindu India-1,269,210 square miles worth of democracy patched together from princely states-Confucian Korea, Muslim Indonesia and Buddhist Thailand.Imagine delivering a baby-with... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Travelling Rough on the Hippie Trail
  • In 1967 Asta lives in Sydney's Kings Cross, famous for strip clubs, gambling dens, artists and beatniks. After a failed relationship she drops out of her office job, joins a band led by an Aborigine blues singer and is introduced to LSD by a mysterious older man at a teenage party.When she meets her new partner they decide toseek ‘spiritual... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Travelling Rough on the Hippie Trail
  • In 1967 Asta lives in Sydney's Kings Cross, famous for strip clubs, gambling dens, artists and beatniks. After a failed relationship she drops out of her office job, joins a band led by an Aborigine blues singer and is introduced to LSD by a mysterious older man at a teenage party.When she meets her new partner they decide toseek ‘spiritual... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Out Of Steppe
  • Central Asia is the general name for the landmass between Iran, China, Siberia and Afghanistan. An area of enormous diversity both geographically and ethnically, it has been shaped by trade and commerce (the Silk Road) and by many invaders, including Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and Stalin. Today the area is divided into five 'stans:... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Out Of Steppe
  • Central Asia is the general name for the landmass between Iran, China, Siberia and Afghanistan. An area of enormous diversity both geographically and ethnically, it has been shaped by trade and commerce (the Silk Road) and by many invaders, including Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and Stalin. Today the area is divided into five 'stans:... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Reassessing the Barriers to Islamic Radicalization in Kazakhstan
  • The authors reassess the barriers to Islamic radicalization in the Republic of Kazakhstan. They provide crucial analysis and findings for policymakers seeking to engage with the country, while also presenting important insights into the historical and cultural impediments in the path of radicalizing its youth. Despite the proximity of the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Reassessing the Barriers to Islamic Radicalization in Kazakhstan
  • The authors reassess the barriers to Islamic radicalization in the Republic of Kazakhstan. They provide crucial analysis and findings for policymakers seeking to engage with the country, while also presenting important insights into the historical and cultural impediments in the path of radicalizing its youth. Despite the proximity of the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Rifle Marksmanship
  • Drill sergeants are the primary trainers of rifle marksmanship in Initial Entry Training (IET). They are responsible for teaching basic and advanced rifle marksmanship (BRM and ARM) to all enlisted Soldiers using a crawl-walk-run training strategy. The current BRM training strategy encompasses instruction on the fundamentals of marksmanship,... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Rifle Marksmanship
  • Drill sergeants are the primary trainers of rifle marksmanship in Initial Entry Training (IET). They are responsible for teaching basic and advanced rifle marksmanship (BRM and ARM) to all enlisted Soldiers using a crawl-walk-run training strategy. The current BRM training strategy encompasses instruction on the fundamentals of marksmanship,... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Minaret of Djam
  • The 12th century minaret of Djam is one of Afghanistan's most celebrated treasures, a magnificent symbol of the powerful Ghorid Empire that once stretched from Iran to India. The second tallest brick minaret in the world, Djam lies in the heart of central Afghanistan's wild Ghor Province. Surrounded by 2,000 metre-high mountains and by the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Minaret of Djam
  • The 12th century minaret of Djam is one of Afghanistan's most celebrated treasures, a magnificent symbol of the powerful Ghorid Empire that once stretched from Iran to India. The second tallest brick minaret in the world, Djam lies in the heart of central Afghanistan's wild Ghor Province. Surrounded by 2,000 metre-high mountains and by the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Over the Edge
  • *CLICK HERE to download sample chapters from Over the Edge * * A different sort of true climbing adventure this one with terrorists, kidnappings, and AK47s * New afterword by the author * First time in paperback Before dawn on August 12, 2000, four of America's best young rock climbers Tommy Caldwell, Beth Rodden, Jason "Singer" Smith, and John... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Over the Edge
  • *CLICK HERE to download sample chapters from Over the Edge * * A different sort of true climbing adventure this one with terrorists, kidnappings, and AK47s * New afterword by the author * First time in paperback Before dawn on August 12, 2000, four of America's best young rock climbers Tommy Caldwell, Beth Rodden, Jason "Singer" Smith, and John... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • A Vanished Road
  • A Vanished Road is a travel story. It is an account of a journey overland through Middle Eastern countries to India in 1971. The world then was a very different place to the one it is today.The countries I and five travelling companions travelled through – by train, boat, bus, local indescribable vehicles and sometimes on foot – were... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • A Vanished Road
  • A Vanished Road is a travel story. It is an account of a journey overland through Middle Eastern countries to India in 1971. The world then was a very different place to the one it is today.The countries I and five travelling companions travelled through – by train, boat, bus, local indescribable vehicles and sometimes on foot – were... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Afghanistan - Kabul & 5 Cities Street Plans Gizi Wall Map
  • Afghanistan at 1:2,000,000 on a wall map, size 88 x 95cm (35” x 37” approx) – paper version, from Gizi Map, with on the reverse large street plans of Kabul with an enlargement showing its central are in greater detail, plus Kandahar, Herat, Jalalabad, Kunduz and Mazar-e Sharif.On one side is a map of Afghanistan and the whole of Pakistan at... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Afghanistan - Kabul & 5 Cities Gizi Map
  • Afghanistan at 1:2,000,000 on an indexed map from Gizi Map, with on the reverse large street plans of Kabul with an enlargement showing its central are in greater detail, plus Kandahar, Herat, Jalalabad, Kunduz and Mazar-e Sharif.On one side is a map of Afghanistan and the whole of Pakistan at 1:2,000,000. Bold altitude colouring clearly shows... Read more
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  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wegenkaart - landkaart Afghanistan + Kabul | Gizi Map
  • Afghanistan at 1:2,000,000 on an indexed map from Gizi Map, with on the reverse large street plans of Kabul with an enlargement showing its central are in greater detail, plus Kandahar, Herat, Jalalabad, Kunduz and Mazar-e Sharif.On one side is a map of Afghanistan and the whole of Pakistan at 1:2,000,000. Bold altitude colouring clearly shows... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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