A British college student who Googled the world’s most dangerous countries and “used that as a shopping list” has safely evacuated Afghanistan. Oh, and it sounds like the Taliban are pretty nice guys who pose for pictures with tourists. Just like the people who dress up on Hollywood Boulevard and Times Square!
Vacation in Afghanistan
Euronews.travel reports that 22-year-old Miles Routledge showed up in Afghanistan last Friday.
“I kind of thought, what’s the most fun country I could go to that isn’t boring,” he reportedly told his followers on Twitch. “I googled the ten most dangerous countries in the world, and then I used that as a shopping list. At the top was Afghanistan.”
Afghanistan considered dangerous? Can you believe it?!
“I thought as the UK and US are still there, it’s got to be pretty safe. I thought ‘goofing off in Afghanistan…sounds good!'”
Mmmhmm. As one does. Maybe I’m a boring person but “goofing off in Afghanistan” is not on my bucket list.
As most of us know, things in Kabul took a rather ugly turn during the past few days. And Mr. Routledge apparently complained that the British Embassy in Kabul abandoned him.
Mr. Routledge reportedly was taken to Dubai, “thanks to the brilliant people at the British army.”
He’s pretty lucky, considering there are very dark and horrific reports about people trying to access the Kabul airport. Here’s one:
The US says the airport is secure and has reopened. The story on the ground is few can get in because of Taliban checkpoints. The Taliban are beating people, and some flights are nearly empty: https://t.co/n52ebzoq8B via @WSJ
— Matt Murray (@murraymatt) August 17, 2021
Euronews says he wrote on Facebook, “The Taliban let us go through the airport and we met many of them, very long transition period but everyone was smiling and waving at one another, some took selfies with them.” (Bold mine.)
Is anyone else curious to see what kind of hijinks this kid gets wrapped up in during his stay in Dubai? I mean, what could possibly go wrong?!
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