Pics from Kandahar, Afghanistan - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Backpacker College Student Travel Message Boards > Travel Photos & Videos!

Travel Photos & Videos! Misc. photos of Tpunks. D'oh!

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2008, 03:02 PM   #1
Artist of Life
 
Canadian Bacon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ottawa, Canada aka O-town
Posts: 1,531
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default Pics from Kandahar, Afghanistan

Hey tpunks, so I was in Kandahar earlier last week on a work trip (no, I'm not part of the military). Afghanistan is a very beautiful place, although poor as hell.

Sorry I didn't give early notice of my plans beforehand - but anyway here's some pics from my trip:

This is Kandahar City, which is absolutely massive - never seen so many mud homes in my life





Nice mountain near Mas'um Ghar

Graveyard for old Soviet armour


Parts of Kandahar are actually surprisingly green



More later!
__________________
Vincent: "So what you gonna do?"
Jules: "Well, basically, I'm just gonna walk the earth."
Vincent: "What you mean 'walk the earth'?"
Jules: "You know, like Kane in 'Kung Fu'...go places...meet people...get in adventures."

Trips (only counting recreational travel):
FIRST TRIP (2005): FIRST EUROTRIP EVER! UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Holland
SECOND TRIP (2007): First Solo Trip! Greece, Turkey, Syria, Spain
2008: China (Beijing, Shanghai, Yangshuo) ...right before the Olympics!
2009: Japan & HK, Southern Spain
[size=1]2010: All over Lebanon, Ibiza (Spain), Oktoberfest (Germany), Thailand.
2011: India (Goa), Jordan, Jerusalem, San Sebastian (Spain), Amsterdam (again), London, Driving from Vancouver to L.A. (stopping in Portland, Seattle, San Fran and all the little stops), Montpellier (France), Geneva and Lausanne (Switzerland)

"Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it."
Canadian Bacon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2008, 04:22 PM   #2
Resident Junglist
 
buzzingtalk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: somewhere over the rainbow
Posts: 474
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to buzzingtalk
Default

wow those pictures are beautiful!

especially the mountains in the background of each pic - what a view. and it is surprising how green it is, maybe the constant brown around it excuberates the green though
__________________
Up next...

Euro trips for gigs and festivals as usual...
Then heading east to NZ & Aus for a few years! Via Abu Dhabi, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.

Time to get out of the UK for a while!!
buzzingtalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2008, 06:25 PM   #3
Tpunk Senior Moderators
 
marc873's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: in transit
Posts: 2,071
Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Bad ass Jason. Afganistan on the company budget!!! loving that!
__________________
When an adventure ends you can never go back, never relive it, never hope to feel the same emotion. The secret is to not try and go back but to keep searching for new adventure....
marc873 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2008, 06:52 PM   #4
call me Condi!
 
DC_Jessica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 818
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Jealous, Jason! I want your job...I'll convert, or whatever it is you have to do to be a Canadian!!! (j/k Uncle Sam, I still want my govt job...if you send me overseas, that is!!)
__________________
"I set out alone, finding no companion to cheer the way with friendly intercourse, and no party of travellers with whom to associate myself. Swayed by an overmastering impulse within me, and a long-cherished desire to visit those glorious sanctuaries, I resolved to quit all my friends and tear myself away from my home."
---Ibn Battuta, CE 1325


Latest travel crushes - Arizona, Morocco, The Baltic States, Tunisia, Portugal, Mexico
DC_Jessica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2008, 07:30 PM   #5
TPunk Moderator
 
pinknic38's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
Posts: 2,857
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to pinknic38 Send a message via Yahoo to pinknic38 Send a message via Skype™ to pinknic38
Default

Kandahar, nice. I passed through there (well, the air field) when I was en route to where I was living. hot as HELLLLLLL in the summer.

and I agree. afghanistan is SO beautiful. such a shame it's so crazy there.
__________________
SO FAR: USA, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Kuwait, Qatar, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan
UP NEXT: Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Grand Cayman Islands - Feb 2012


tpunk gallery * twitter
pinknic38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2008, 07:45 PM   #6
TPunk. Recognize.
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 1,181
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
so I was in Kandahar earlier last week on a work trip
and you're not in the military...are you an international arms dealer or a heroin peddler?
mbo108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 12:14 PM   #7
Artist of Life
 
Canadian Bacon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ottawa, Canada aka O-town
Posts: 1,531
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mbo108 View Post
and you're not in the military...are you an international arms dealer or a heroin peddler?
International Man of Mystery baby!!

No, actually I work for the Canadian equivalent of the Congressional Research Service - we did one of those fact finding missions - which pretty much equates to military tourism.
__________________
Vincent: "So what you gonna do?"
Jules: "Well, basically, I'm just gonna walk the earth."
Vincent: "What you mean 'walk the earth'?"
Jules: "You know, like Kane in 'Kung Fu'...go places...meet people...get in adventures."

Trips (only counting recreational travel):
FIRST TRIP (2005): FIRST EUROTRIP EVER! UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Holland
SECOND TRIP (2007): First Solo Trip! Greece, Turkey, Syria, Spain
2008: China (Beijing, Shanghai, Yangshuo) ...right before the Olympics!
2009: Japan & HK, Southern Spain
[size=1]2010: All over Lebanon, Ibiza (Spain), Oktoberfest (Germany), Thailand.
2011: India (Goa), Jordan, Jerusalem, San Sebastian (Spain), Amsterdam (again), London, Driving from Vancouver to L.A. (stopping in Portland, Seattle, San Fran and all the little stops), Montpellier (France), Geneva and Lausanne (Switzerland)

"Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it."
Canadian Bacon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 12:15 PM   #8
Artist of Life
 
Canadian Bacon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ottawa, Canada aka O-town
Posts: 1,531
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pinknic38 View Post
Kandahar, nice. I passed through there (well, the air field) when I was en route to where I was living. hot as HELLLLLLL in the summer.

and I agree. afghanistan is SO beautiful. such a shame it's so crazy there.
So you were deployed in the East, I assume?

Yeah I also stayed at KAF when I was there... never seen so many dudes with guns in my life.
__________________
Vincent: "So what you gonna do?"
Jules: "Well, basically, I'm just gonna walk the earth."
Vincent: "What you mean 'walk the earth'?"
Jules: "You know, like Kane in 'Kung Fu'...go places...meet people...get in adventures."

Trips (only counting recreational travel):
FIRST TRIP (2005): FIRST EUROTRIP EVER! UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Holland
SECOND TRIP (2007): First Solo Trip! Greece, Turkey, Syria, Spain
2008: China (Beijing, Shanghai, Yangshuo) ...right before the Olympics!
2009: Japan & HK, Southern Spain
[size=1]2010: All over Lebanon, Ibiza (Spain), Oktoberfest (Germany), Thailand.
2011: India (Goa), Jordan, Jerusalem, San Sebastian (Spain), Amsterdam (again), London, Driving from Vancouver to L.A. (stopping in Portland, Seattle, San Fran and all the little stops), Montpellier (France), Geneva and Lausanne (Switzerland)

"Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it."
Canadian Bacon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 04:13 PM   #9
TPunk Moderator
 
pinknic38's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
Posts: 2,857
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to pinknic38 Send a message via Yahoo to pinknic38 Send a message via Skype™ to pinknic38
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Canadian Bacon View Post
So you were deployed in the East, I assume?

Yeah I also stayed at KAF when I was there... never seen so many dudes with guns in my life.
yeah I was close to the pak border. nice little valley with mild weather.

oh yeah, KAF was actually one of the nicest FOBs in afg.

as for lots of people with weapons, shit that's how we roll!
__________________
SO FAR: USA, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Kuwait, Qatar, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan
UP NEXT: Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Grand Cayman Islands - Feb 2012


tpunk gallery * twitter
pinknic38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2008, 07:54 AM   #10
TPunk. Recognize.
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 1,181
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

jason I should have also said that your pictures are awesome and really show the beauty of Afghanistan. Thanks for sharing!
mbo108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2008, 11:55 AM   #11
always trippin'
 
freespiritz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: The Island of Rhode
Posts: 2,071
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Sweet pics, thanks for sharing! It's a shame that most of us won't be getting to Afghanistan any time soon, it looks way cool.
__________________


Check out my band!
freespiritz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2008, 06:09 PM   #12
TPunk Emeritus
 
Somnambulation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: California
Posts: 1,698
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Love the Soviet military graveyard shot. Your job sounds awesome
Somnambulation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2008, 02:23 AM   #13
To Smart For Mensa
 
TheJake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 5,818
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to TheJake Send a message via MSN to TheJake Send a message via Yahoo to TheJake Send a message via Skype™ to TheJake
Default

what kills me about these shots is that they look like any one of them could be a picture of phoenix.... ugh...
TheJake is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:37 PM.



 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121