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Seven Unforgettable Days in Afghanistan

A January 1989 trip to Jalalabad by jorgejuan

Quote: I had one sabbatical year and wished to emulate the romantic hippie’s way of the '60s, when they travelled overland from Europe to India.
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The remains of the two Buddha statues of the Bamiyan Valley and the frescoes in its mountain caves are in the UNESCO World Heritage List. One of these two figures was the highest carved Buddha sculpture in the world before been destroyed by the Taliban.I had one sabbatical year and wished to emulate the romantic hippie’s way of the sixties, when they travelled overland from Europe to Turkey and further East towards the Kathmandu valleys with the hope of reaching the "Samadhi." Afghanistan was one of the most pleasant stops along their way, especially Kabul, the town so loved by Babur, where the hippies rested for a while, enjoying the quietness. Unfortunately, in 1989 the circumstances ...Read More

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