Afghanistan trips in July and some summer reading.
July is the hottest month in Afghanistan and this year in coincided with the Islamic holy month of Ramadan when all people in Afghanistan fast for daylight hours. Usually we would recommend that people travel at another time but for some reason we had four private trips in July. The daytime can be tough in the heat with the guides fasting and the guests not being able to eat or drink in public. However it is an interesting time to travel and the invites for Iftar (the evening meal that breaks the fast) come thick and fast. Photos of two of the trips can be found here and here.
If you are off on a trip this summer and are stuck for something to read then think about our mate Shannon Galpin’s new book Mountain to Mountain. The recently appointed coach for the Afghan ladies cycling team tells her story about introducing and promoting female cycling in Afghanistan. See link.