Kabul is the capital of Afghanistan. It sits about 5000 feet above sea level in a dusty valley surrounded by the Hindu Kush. The city is actually bisected by a small mountain range, popularly known as TV mountain, which hovers over the downtown market area, and splits the city diagonally into two.
While many people will recall only Kabul's war-ravaged past, the bustling city of 3 million is home to such sites as Babur's Gardens (carefully restored to their former glory), the unique Bird Seller's street, and Kabul museum.
The security situation in the city is always something to watch carefully. But slowly the city is returning to normal, and visits are becoming possible. To visit Kabul, you can contact The Great Game Travel Company at www.greatgametravel.com.