Afghanistan traditionally has a reputation as an unfriendly (to say the least) place for women and it also happens to be a war zone — but that's not stopping the country from attempting to be a tourist destination.
As tourist information centers pop up in Afghanistan's central Bamilyan valley, tour guides and restaurant owners are being trained in the art of customer service.
The country hopes to attract adventurous spirits to the history-rich country. Afghanistan used to be a regular stop for backpackers back in the 1960s. Attractions include: tea houses, cliff caverns, remnants of Buddha statutes, a national park, hiking trails, and preserved ancient cities.
Would you take a chance to see the beauty and experience a completely different culture?