A new fad is sweeping the capital of landlocked and war-weary Afghanistan: swimming pools.
The city has at least eight massive new pool clubs. Extras usually include saunas, Jacuzzis, massages, smoothies and sandwiches.
â€œSure, we donâ€™t have beaches like Brazil, or clubs like Dubai. But we have created our own beaches and clubs here with these pools,â€ said 25-year-old college student Mirwaiz Taraki between back-flips at the Nazari Sauna and Pool in Kabulâ€™s posh New City neighborhood.