WATCH: Would you couchsurf in Afghanistan?

2019-01-17 18:00
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Far off the beaten track, not many people would even consider Afghanistan a travel destination, but amongst the segment of travellers who do, there exists a bunch of people who are taking things to another level in seeking an "authentic" experience by staying with Afghan strangers found on the Couchsurfing website.  

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You may think this would be an unsafe destination, the country is rife with security concerns, but there is an argument to be made that if one is committed to travel to Afghanistan, couchsurfing and ingratiating oneself with the locals and living as they do would probably be the safest and most authentic way to experience a country with a rich culture and fascinating history. 

Though many countries advise against anything but essential travel to the turbulent country, there is much to see on an exploration of Afghanistan including Budda Niches in Bamiyan, the Kabul Museum in Kabul and the Minaret of Jam in central Afghanistan. 

Watch the above video and ask yourself, would you couchsurf in Afghanistan?  

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