Markets, museums and a history in the making – the Afghani capital of Kabul is as engaging as it is elusive. On the banks of the Kabul River, the city boasts a range of museums and monuments, and it’s also an ideal base for exploring dramatic landscapes further afield.
At the time of writing, there was still unrest in Afghanistan. Please check with your embassy to find out about any warnings and restrictions before you travel.
For a slightly greener outlook, head east to the city of Jalalabad at the base of the Safed Koh Mountains – only a few hours by bus from Kabul.