We took a taxi to the Gazargar Shrine (alt: Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari) after being warned by G that no one can take photos of the pilgrims because it’s such a holy Sufi site. Sufis come here to have their sins washed away at the 11th century Timurid tomb of Saint Khwaja Abdullah Ansari.
The site was calm and peaceful and we sat for a while to watch the pilgrims praying, and then walked back through the hundreds of marble pillared tombs to overlook a vantage point over the city.
The afternoon was spent shopping in Sultan Hamidy’s emporium and buying a heavy Pashtun shawl from the weavers for $20. The shawl was excellent quality.
After buying peaches, grapes and water we went back to rest, ready for our 2.30 am start tomorrow. We’ve been unable to get tickets to fly to Mazar e Sharif so we’ll have to go back to Kabul instead.