TODAY’S STORY IN CRAZY! Welcome to Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Kandahar is well known as being the headquarters of a Sunni Islamic political movement and military organization who is currently waging war within the country. Since their uprising in the mid 1990s, Kandahar has been the home base where the group operates, and at one point in time (in the early 2000s), they controlled 95% of the country.
I didn’t originally plan to visit Kandahar on this trip around Afghanistan, but the city recently opened up (about a year ago) and there was a spontaneous opportunity to go there… And I couldn’t decline it.
So why did I go to Kandahar, knowing that it is dangerous?
Despite all of the battle and conflict that the city has seen over the last 25 years, I knew that there is another side to the Kandahar story among its 1 million residents. Having the chance to meet eye-to-eye with these innocent people, observing their lifestyle and witnessing the ancient wonders of Kandahar was enough motivation for me to go.
And after spending 48 hours in the city, all I can say is that it turned out to be one of the most incredible few days of my life.
In this video, join me on a wild journey into Kandahar, Afghanistan.