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  • Afghanistan Field Guide: Don't wear sunglasses and eight other essential tips

    Opinion Afghanistan Field Guide: Don't wear sunglasses and eight other essential tips

    Planning on going to Afghanistan as a soldier, consultant, diplomat, journalist, or aid worker? Or maybe you’re just curious about how a person navigates this war-torn country that’s so often in the news? Journalist Edward Girardet, who has been reporting on Afghanistan for more than 30 years – including for the Monitor – edits “The Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan.” Written by on-the-ground experts, it includes essays and travel and security tips that could save a visitor’s life.  For instance, don’t wear sunglasses. Showing your eyes makes you more human to Afghans. And above all:  Remember you are a guest in the country. So act like one. Here, he gives eight sample "essentials" for getting around Afghanistan.

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