Afghanistan 1973 - Herat to Kabul and Bamiyan

Afghanistan

This is part of a pictorial story of a trip from London to Nepal in 1973. Afghanistan was a different country then. It's people hospitable and welcoming, even in the remote villages of the Hindu Kush. It was long before the Russian invasion and the Taliban. It was a country at peace.

We drove the Combi freely around the country, usually staying in hotel courtyards at night. Into the centre of the country to the amazing Bamiyam valley to see the now destroyed Buddha statues along the cliffs of the area. Then on the Band-e Amir and the natural lakes before following the backroads to Kunduz to watch the first Buskazi game since the Russian backed puppet government had been installed. Then back to Kabul and on to Pakistan via the Kyber Pass.