Sunday, December 20, 2015
Dear Jamshady Saheb and All
I would like to thank you for your outstanding service in the last two weeks and my apologies for any inconvenience from my side during this time as it was my first experience with Afghan logistics / Future Bright on renting armored vehicles. I am sure this experience will help us both next time when we need your services again during the next two years.
Director of Logistics and Security
25 January, 2013
Your driver Nawab did an excellent job of taking care of me about 3 weeks ago when he drove me to Bagram air field.
Last night, Nawab again went out of his way to help me when I came out of the main gate of the Kabul military air field. There was a big mix-up with the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies, which had sent a car to pick me up. That car was at the wrong gate. I thought the institute had sent Nawab to get me. When we figured out the confusion, Nawab stayed with me until the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies car arrived and I was safe.
Obviously, though I wasn't Nawab's customer that night, he nevertheless took great care of me. It is a testimony to his noble spirit and also to your company's integrity. My sincere thanks to Nawab and to you for your leadership.
Douglas A. Wissing
31 December, 2012
Thank you, Muqim Jamshady
Yes, I would like for your driver to take me to Bagram. Please have him pick me up. I will look for him in Parking Lot C. Will he have a sign with my name on it?
Do I need to call your office before I go out to Parking Lot C? I will be carrying my US cell phone with international service, but am not sure if it will work in Kabul. If it does not work, is there a local phone in the airport to call you?
Another question: How much money should I pay the airport porters to carry my large bag?
15 August, 2012
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and Afghan Logistics and Tours for a fantastic time in Afghanistan. As you know I am deeply interested inthe afghan people and wanted very much to visit you as research for one of my books. Thank you so much for the conversation we had as it helped me learn a lot about your culture. Also a huge thank you to both the guides Akbar and Abdullah. My heart goes out to Akbar and his family and I do hope he's doing okay. Abdullah was also of great help and the conversations with him was exactly what I needed.
A big thanks to the terrific driver and security guard. They were extremely professional and great at what they do. I hope I get the chance to visit again soon and explore Afghanistan once more.
20 October, 2012
Hi Muqim - happy the trip went well. Many thanks.
I am very happy I use Afghan Logistics for my trips in Afghanistan.
All the best,
25 March, 2012
Dear Mr Muqim Jamshady,
My name is Tom Wide and I was recently working as Producer on a BBC film with Ann Morrison (from the company MacTV) in Kabul. Many thanks to Afghan Logistics on making our filming such a success. We found you to be most professional and efficient.
04 July 2011
I am now on my way home but wanted to drop you a quick note to say THANK YOU so much for my time in Afghanistan.
The trip exceeded all my expectations and Mobin, Najmudin and Shireen were brilliant company
I don't think I can thank you enough.
13 June 2011
Thank you again. You guys are the best. I recommend you to everyone.
I will call you again when we leave around July 15.
02 June 2011
How are you? I have been meaning to contact you to say thank you for looking after myself and Richard when we came over to Kabul. You made our stay so comfortable and easy. I really enjoyed my first visit to Afghanistan and Afghan Logistics certainly contributed greatly to my happy time! I hope business is going well and that the fleet of new 4x4 have helped.
I have a friend called Jim Shearing who is coming over to Kabul in a few weeks time and he wants to go to the Panjshir - he is a gem dealer. It will be his first time in Afghanistan. So I have recommended that he gets in touch with you as he wants to be driven around. I hope that is all right.
I look forward very much to returning to Kabul and I hope it wont be too long!
Please say hello to all your staff from me!
With best wishes.
04 May 2011
I am back in Switzerland after a two week trip in Afghanistan and I want to say thank you for your and Afghan Logistic's assistance and hospitality during the whole trip. I also want to thank our guide Mobin, our driver Najmudin and our guard Sherin; they are great guys and it was fun travelling with them.
Again, thank a lot and please say hello to Mobin and all the staff who supported us during our trip.
I look forward very much to returning to Kabul and I hope it wont be too long!
26 April 2011
Hello. I've been meaning to write you for several months to thank you for a wonderful stay in Afghanistan. I'm sorry payment was difficult and I had trouble arriving in Mashhad, but I really enjoyed myself and would love to return soon. I especially wanted to comment on how great Sultani and the driver were. Sultani was very kind and knowledgeable and I had a great time with him. I forgot the driver's name but he was also excellent and spoke English perfectly. It made a big difference being able to communicate with both the guide and driver. I hope you hire them again because they are both outstanding. Thanks again for everything..
14 March 2011
AFGHAN LOGISTIC IS ONE OF THE TRUST LOGISTIC COMPANY THAT WE HAVE IN KABUL THANKS FOR YOUR REALLY SERVICE
02 December 2010
I would like to extend a Thank You to the wonderful service your employees provided. The driver, guard and interpreter were all very professional and knew their jobs well. I will be recommending your company to others.
I will also be in need of your company’s service 2 more times in the next two months. I do not yet have dates that I will need to go to Kabul, but I will contact you as soon as I do.
Thanks again, Steve
25 October 2010
I'm back in Sydney now but wanted to write and say a big thank you for the fantastic hospitality you extended me and the care with which you helped put together my experience in Afghanistan. I saw more than I could have hoped and everyone I spent time with was so welcoming that my time there was a pleasure. I'm already thinking about when I might be able to come back.
Thanks again and please stay in touch.
19 September 2010
I land at 16:05 on the Fly Dubai flight FZ301 on Tuesday 21 Sept. Please advise which parking lot I should meet the driver in, the driver number and how I can identify him.
I've used your company before, and I have recommended you to everyone I know. You have a very professional operation and a lot to be proud of.
All the best,
14 September 2010
Dear Mr. Muqim,
thank you once again for excellent services provided during our recent stay in Afghanistan. All arrangements were very well organized and went very smoothly. Mr Mobin was very helpful and he was an excellent driver as well. The same comes to Mr Najib who provided not only safe driving but also very good security. And I cannot forget Mr Mohammed Shareen who was also very professional not only in the field of security but also hospitality.
As a small group we really enjoyed services of ALT and definitely we all are looking forward to meet with all those friends when we come back next time.
27 August 2010
Hello Mr. Muqim!,
I just wanted to let you know I am safe at home and the trip went well. Thank you so much for this incredible trip, I will never forget it! Please say hello and thanks to all the guides and drivers, they were very good. I just wish I could have stayed longer. If you hear about any security-related job openings, let me know!
Also, would you please give my e-mail address to Mike so I can send him a thanks as well?
Thank you and hopefully we will meet again!
15 August 2010
Having returned safely to the UK I am writing to you a thank you together with a testimonial which you are welcome to show future potential clients of Afghan Logistics.
As President of Securewest International, a leading global security provider and as a former police officer I appreciate a professional and safe/secure service.
During my recent two week visit to Afghanistan I visited Kabul, Jalalabad, Bamiyan and Herat on a project with a colleague to take photographs for a book to raise money for both UK and Afghanistan charities who assist victims of the present conflict in your country.
Each location had its security and safety risks as did getting between those locations.
I was very impressed by the service your company Afghan Logistics provided. Your drivers Wahid and Najib were amongst the best drivers I have had drive me anywhere worldwide. At no time did their driving concern me, in fact I had every confidence in them, at times the roads were very challenging. Furthermore they were very helpful and courteous, I would appreciate you passing on my thanks to them.
Your armed security guard, Shareen, was one of the best security guards I have had protect me, an accolade in deed as I have excellent security guards in my company. He remained alert at all times, was well aware of everything going on around us and protected us very well, I had every confidence in him. I would be grateful if you would extend my thanks to him.
I was impressed by your awareness of current security risks and terrorist attacks which assisted in the careful planning of our different journeys ensuring our safety in the final travel plans, thank you Muqim, very assuring.
I will be returning to Afghanistan and would not hesitate to contract Afghan Logistics again, aware that others are travelling to Afghanistan, I have recommended your organisation.
Thank you and best wishes "
10 Febuary 2010
I would like to thank you very much for your assistance. Both the driver and the guard were very polite and looked out for us. We do appreciate their professionalism and would like to give them our greatest thanks
I must return to Kabul in the near future and would like to utilize these gentlemen's services again at that time if at all possible.
Again thank you for what you and your team provide, it is wonderful to be able to feel comfortable and confident in you and your peoples abilities.
Thank you very much!
29 December 2009
It's Patrick. I hope you remember me. It's been awhile. I hope your all good. I'm in Canada at the moment and broke my foot, for the rest i'm ok. I promised you to write a report about my journey i did with you in Afghanistan.
I've been planning to write this since i got back to Australia, but sometimes it is hard to find the right words. Because my experience in Afghanistan was one of a kind. From the moment that i arrived in Afghanistan untill the moment that i left, i felt that i was in a complete different world. Something that i had never seen before and most likely never ever will in any other country in the world. The incredible landscape of vast mountains topped with snow, the uge open area's of the shibar pass to the awe-inspiring lakes of band e-amir, that seem out of this world so beautifull. Not one country can offer such different landscapes in the world. Words are not able to describe it. The true beauty of Afghanistan for me are the Afghan people. They suprised me in every way. Their Hearts are so colourfull, warm, open and most of all inviting. To me they can tell a hundred stories. I even consider to learn the language to be able to fully communicate with them. The Afghan people are full of joy, happiness and hope. They inspired me to change myself. And many people in this world could learn from them in my opinion. The country in a whole is inspiring. It is in my mind every moment. I look at the pictures i took almost every day. I go trough my memories and see the best trip that i've ever done. The people of Afghan Logisics are wonderful, and very helpful. It is because of you all that i had this wonderful and amazing trip. You helped me to interact with people, showed me all these amazing places. I felt safe and completely at peace. I even got invited for a dinner at a Turkmen home near Andchoi. A memorie that i will cherrish forever. To all the guides that went with me, you where very professional And made me feel like part of a family. I will remember you for my entire life. Many thanks to you all for the amazing journey that you gave me. I can honestly say that i will be back in the next couple of years. Maby even earlier, and i be looking forward to see you all again.
I also would like to say a few words to anyone who might read this: Go and see Afghanistan. I'm Dutch, i lived in Australia, New-zealand, and am currently based in Canada. I have had the luck to travel a bit and see a few countries. When i told my friends and family that i was going to Afghanistan they declared me insane. People world-wide have a view of this country that is incorrect. Afghanistan is a beautiful, warm and friendly place. For the entire time that i was there i felt safe, and most important i felt that i was welcome.
The people and the country opened up to me in a way nobody has ever done before. When i left i had tears in my eyes. I was crying. I felt that i had found a home away from home. I made friends that feel like family. I compare Afghanistan with every other country that i've ever been in. None of them come close to the beauty of Afghanistan in any way. It is a place that i hold close in my heart forever. I will be coming back and i hope that the world will open up and many people will follow to see this great and beautiful country and it's people.
Kind Regards, "
19 December 2009
Here's my feedback, in case you'd like to use it for your site. Cheers.
-------- I used Afghan Logistics during my stay in Afghanistan and it was a pleasure from the start to the end. I was taken care of and felt like I was a friend rather than a client. Everyone I met was extremely friendly and I wouldn't hesitate to use your services again when I'll come back. --------
19 December 2009
Again, thank you for your exceptional assistance in Kabul. Whalid did a superb job for us.
05 July 2009
How are you? This is to let you know that i'm back in Australia.
I had a safe trip. Thanks again for the amazing time you and everybody else gave me in Afghanistan. I will write a full report for Mobin. He asked me to do so, and i will do it with great love. It feels strange for me to be back here in Australia. I hope to see you and everybody in the near future. Wish you well. Many thanks again.
Kind regards, "
28 June 2009
Thanks again for the excellent support during our visit to Afghanistan.
Please extend my regard to our guides and drivers in Heart and Kabul.
Best regards, "
01 June 2009
"Dear Afghan Logistics & Tours
Just a short note from London to say thank you, and your colleagues, for all your hard work, friendship and insight during our recent visit to Afghanistan. Just as on our previous visit, it was a pleasure to work with you and your help was vital to us.
We hope that your knee is improving with the help of the bandages and we shall bring some more on our next visit.
Please give our kind regards to Muqim and say that, as requested, I will be in touch with him prior to our next trip.
Best Wishes to you and your family."
27 May 2009
"Hello Muqim -- Thank you for organising such a perfect trip for me in Afghanistan. Too brief but, as things stand now, just right. All that I saw (and photographed) was a delightful glimpse of daily life very far from the continuing dreary headlines.
I very much appreciate the thoughtful care of Abdullah and Najib on the Bamiyan trip and of your two drivers in Kabul.
Apropos, leaving Kabul, the airport commander very kindly helped me bypass some of the waiting-in-line. I am sure that was out of respect for Afghan Logistics rather than for one elderly tourist!
Unfortunately, the flight to Dubai was delayed. I got there after midnight and via Kamair. But I am home, beginning to edit my photos, and all is well. Attached are six photos, as promised, of Abdullah and Najib. I will be back in touch when I have other photos online and a story written.
With thanks again for my wonderful visit and warm regards to you all ."
13 April 2009
"Dear Mr. Muqim Jamshady I would like to thank you for all your good help during our week of reporting in Kabul. Mr. Mobin was a wonderful fixer and guide for us. I will recommend Afghan Logistics to anyone. We sure look forward to work with you another time. All the best"
23 January 2009
"Hello, My name is Helge Luraas. I used your company to my great satisfaction in December. Give my special regards to Abdullah, who took me on informative and pleasant tours to Panjshir and Kabul city.
I will return to Kabul Thursday 29 January. Would it be possible for you to pick me up at the airport at 1340? I will arrive by PIA from Islamabad. The next days I would be using your services for transports within the city."
04 January 2009
Dear Muqim jan, Thank you for the great service Afghan Logistics provided for me during my stay in Kabul last month. Kand Agha was very professional and careful driver. I would be happy to have him work with me again in the future. I also appreciate Wahid jan's efforts in booking my Kam Air ticket to Herat and making the last minute change to my ticket from Kabul to Dubai. I have always recommended Afghan Logistics to my colleagues and will continue to do so.
23 November 2008
"Thank you again for the excellent service while I was in Kabul. I'll be sure to recommend Afghan Logistics to anyone traveling to Afghanistan. Best wishes "
05 September 2008
"Dear Muqim- Below are some photos I had promised to forward to Mubin. I wanted to thank you for arranging a wonderful visit to your country. Mubin was a wonderful guide and travel companion. He tried to help me understand the history, culture, and current affairs of Afghanistan. I wish you all well and hope that thinks develop in a way that I can return soon with friends to visit other parts of Afghanistan. Cheers.
09 July 2008
Hi, Muqim - Greetings again...I hope all is going well for you (and everyone there) at Afghan Logistics. I just wanted to say hi again and - a bit belatedly - to say how much I appreciated your help with my visit last March. And - of course - please let Mobin know - again - how much I appreciated his help, his company, and his humor during my visit. Please pass along my greetings to him...and I hope he's got his new camera setup by now! I also wanted you (and Mobin!!) to know that I'm still VERY interested in a return trip. Mobin and I had talked about the possibility of trekking in the Wakhan/Badakhshan area. Although I can't make it back to visit *this* summer, I wanted Mobin to know that I'm still very interested in seeing the area.
BUT - maybe even more than visiting the Wakhan area - I am really interested in coming back and spending time photographing at buzkashi games. The buzkashi that Mobin and I were able to see on my visit was the highlight of my trip...I can't wait to see more. Please let Mobin know that I'd be very interested in organizing a trip (maybe around Nauroz next year...?) where we could specifically find where the best games might be and make sure we could get access to photographing them.
On my trip in March, our visit to the buzkashi match in Khenjan (near Doshi) was particularly interesting (although problematic, as Mobin well knows). Anyway, I just wanted to let you know of my keen interest in coming back to see more!
By the way, I am just getting to look at my photos from the last trip (I've been very busy at work since I got back in April). I'll post some online in the next couple of weeks and I'll let you know when I do. Best wishes -- and cheers "
14 June 2008
"I would recommend Afghan Logistics to anyone travelling to Afghanistan. My driver spoke excellent English and was always professional, trustworthy and courteous. "Their local knowledge was invaluable and they had staff on call 24/7. "As well as providing good vehicles for Kabul, they were also able to provide 4x4 services elsewhere in the country."
03 June 2008
"Dear Muqim, I wanted to let you know that Mobin did a fantastic job conducting the training for tourist guides in Band-e-Amir. He truly has a gift for teaching. Thank you so much for working with WCS on this training program. The contribution of Afghan Logistics was the most important component and I hope that with continued training and English education local community members will see increased economic benefit from tourism.
We look forward to working with you again in the future and thank you and Mobin again for your commitment to helping the international community and the people of Afghanistan. "
29 May 2008
"Message for Muqim Jamshady. Muqim, my article on Afghanistan has come out in National Geographic! I am quite happy with it; I hope you like it, too, since you helped so much to make it happen. You can read it at the National Geographic Website, and if I go to Afghanistan again I will bring you a paper copy. Thanks again for all your assistance and your great professionalism. I would recommend you to anybody working in Afghanistan. All best,"
27 April 2008
"I appreciate that you sent the picture. It was a wonderful day and Mobin took some great pictures. He really is talented. Thanks him for me. Until the next time."
25 April 2008
"When I first said I wanted to go to Kabul my family and friends thought it would be too dangerous, but staying with Afghan Logistics I never felt at risk. The company is professional and efficient, with a twist of that great afghan hospitality, and Afghanistan itself is a beautiful and surprising country in which to travel. Even after my second visit I will continue dreaming about coming back. Thank you for all the help, and all those cups of chai!"
08 April 2008
"Charlie, Afghan Logistics is a very good, reputable company. Their information is here.."
30 March 2008
"Muqim, I ended up having a meeting with my old NGO friend from Mazar today. I didn't know what time we were going to meet so I had to leave the whole day open. I want to thank you for showing me great hospitality (and some nice Afghan food) and setting me up with Farid and Wasi for Mazar. I really appreciate your efforts and look forward to seeing you again when I come back to Kabul, insha allah! Thank you so much, ta shakur. "
10 March 2008
"services with your firm, Really lovely!!! it is highly appreciated!!!"
Wazir Akbar Khan, Kabul ,Afghanistan
17 February 2008
"Good evening Muqim, yes, thank you, I'm very well. You are unbelievable and you really seem to be indefatigable as Bijan Omrani describes you in his book "Afghanistan - a companion and guide". How wonderful that you know Tony Wheeler and that he even stayed at your Guest House. Well, also Paul Clammer praises you a lot. Bravo! If you believe your guest house in Kabul is suitable for me with my wheelchair and the bathroom is accessible; so I would be very happy to stay there. (The Serena would be too expensive; no doubt...)
Your revised itinerary looks wonderful but I have decided to stay 1 Extra Day in HERAT on 22nd May. Therefore the flight back to Kabul would be on 23rd May.
In Kabul I would love to stay 1 Extra Day as well on 24th May to have time for places like : e.g. Ka Faroshi Bird Market, Shor Bazaar, Chicken Street and the Shop of the Bookseller, the Ghazi Stadium (!) and if possible the Orthopedic Center..... On 25th May the tour would end at Kabul Airport for my flight to Islamabad (will be booked from my side)
You are right the Hotel Mazar is very old but I'm hopeful that it will be OK for me. The same I do hope from Marco Polo Hotel in Herat. I hope we can find a good solution in Bamyan as well. Thank you. Well, I think this is the decided program. Insh'Allah! I hope your guide/driver will be ready and willing in helping me and taking me around. A copy of my Passport will be sent to you by postal service. I shall look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, "
10 January 2008
"Dear Sir , I just want to thank Afghan Logistics from their help and support for Oxfam that during our contract and after our contract finished and on behalf of Oxfam Novib manager I want to thank Hashum brother from his being very polite and very honest his perfect driving and his understanding when Oxfam need car. during his being as Oxfam driver all Oxfam member was happy from him and we appreciate his work. If it is possible for you could you send us our last month car charges cause Novib has to pay it "
06 January 2008
"Dear Muqim, I want to wish you, very friendly, a very good year to you, your family and all your team (particularly Mobin)! I keep in my heart the fantastic trip we did through ALT but I’m sad to imagine that such a trip couldn’t be possible anymore by these difficult time ! I say you again, Muqim: If you come in France one day, you’ll be my personal guest. PS : I’m glad to announce you we completely won in justice against Sadozaï; he has been condemned to pay us nearly 4.000€."
Once again, let me thank you for the quality of your service and the kindness of your welcome.
It was the first trip EXPLORATOR has organised to Afghanistan for about 30 years. We went with 9 French customers and visited Kabul, Band-e-Amir, Masar-e-Sharif, the Panjshir Valley and Istalif.
Thank you for the excellent quality of your service. We had a fabulous trip. Each customer said so at the end of the trip.
With my warm regards,
It's been a long trip back home since I left Kabul as I committed to couple of journeys straight after I arrived to my country. Please let me use this opportunity to thank you again for your great culture and hospitality which allowed this difficult press trip to happen. I would like to thank Mobin for his incredible patience and great ability of communication and of course for his great smile and sense of humor. I would like to thank my dear Muqim for top level organisation of transportation, accommodation, security services and this incredible tailor-made itinerary around the country.
If this letter could be considered like a recommendation for the future travelers I would like to insist that they choose Afghan Logistics & Tours as their one and only partner in Afghanistan.....
Happiness and the best of luck which you for sure deserve. I am really happy that I found people whom I can call friends without any doubt. Please remember that the doors of my house are always open for you as were the doors of yours in Kabul. I am sure I will come back, maybe just to have a cup of tea and a laugh.
We visited Afghanistan in May 2006 and used Afghan Logistics & Tours while we were there. Muqim was incredibly helpful in planning our trip to Bamyan and Band-e-Amir, which went very smoothly. Their driver was excellent and knowledgeable, the car was tough but comfortable and we felt completely safe in his hands. We warmly recommend the company to other visitors.
As you know, we returned as scheduled to Kabul last night. I just want to contact you briefly.
Mobin did a fantastic job and we could not have done what we did without his help and local knowledge. He is not only a really nice person but also an excellent driver, host and guide with a good sense of humor. We owe him a great debt of thanks.
Sincere thanks to you also for organizing the whole thing. We really we have been lost without Afghan Logistics and Tours. You two are doing a great job and deserve to do well. If there were more people like you and Mobin, reconstruction of Afghanistan would proceed much quicker. You are great ambassadors for your country! ...
"Hi there! I just want to tell you how much we enjoyed the guidance and company of your company when we were in Kabul last November (through ANB bank). And I wanted to wish our guide/driver a happy New Year and we truly hope the people of your beautiful country will soon find peace. Best regards"
Tony Wheeler traveled with us in May 2006. Please see his testimony here.