There’s one obvious reason why I hate watching TV news. It’s because I start believing that the world is now more dangerous than ever and the best way to be safe is to stay home. It’s actually the worst way. The last thing you want to regret about, when you will be on your deathbed, is not traveling.
When I need or want to visit a new country or city, I always check the US and UK government websites that regularly publish travel warnings to find out the latest news about certain country or place. The list isn’t the ranking. It simply contains information to let you know about the places that it’s advisable to avoid right now.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise against all travel to Kabul, Kunduz, Balkh, Badakhshan, Baghlan, Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan, Nimroz, Zabul and many other cities of Afghanistan. If you urgently need to visit Kabul, make sure you’re extremely careful on Jalalabad, Airport and Darulaman roads.
There’s a very high threat of terrorist attack. There’s also a high threat of kidnapping. Although Afghanistan is an incredibly beautiful country, it’s not safe for traveling.