Tag: Herat

The city committed to rescuing the history of Afghanistan

"Our covered bazaars are even older than the ones in Europe!" swiftly let us know Jawid Zargham, Head of Culture and Art in Herat when he signed our authorization to access and photograph the city's historical sites. "We are trying to buy the ...

The mistakes I made when I traveled to Afghanistan

Traveling to Afghanistan is hard, but living there is much harder. It's a daily struggle for the locals who grow up there and are more used to hardships than foreigners, so it's only natural that for me it proved a real challenge. If you want to ...

Traveling to (and living in) Afghanistan as a Western woman

"Khosh amadid be Afghanistan, welcome to Afghanistan", a smiling and polite immigration officer at Kabul airport waved me in beyond the immigration border. We had just got off the plane, that I saw my first burqa-clad woman. "Do many still wear it?" ...

Things to do in Herat, Afghanistan

People call it city of knowledge and civilization and you might hear the local officials address it as Ancient Herat. After all, this province boasts thousands of years of history, before and after the invasion of Alexander the Great up to the rule ...

Wandering the streets of Herat, historical city in western Afghanistan

A view of the city of Herat from Qala Ikhtyaruddin citadel. Photo by Sayed Hamed As anticipated in one of the previous posts, Hamed agreed to share some of his knowledge and insights about his own country, Afghanistan, and his own city, Herat. ...