The British Student in Afghanistan who LIVED the TRIP of a LIFETIME

The British Student in Afghanistan who went viral on social media after having a very particular journey on a trip that turned into an odyssey when a political situation exploded in the country.

The British Student in Afghanistan
A incredible story

Miles Routledge, the English teenager of 21 who went viral after posting on social media about his "vacation" in Afghanistan at the height of today's Taliban crisis. He has been evacuated from the territory this Monday bound for Dubai.

The situation was confirmed last Tuesday by the physics student himself at Loughborough University. Through all of his social networks where it went viral.

"The happy outcome. Landed in Dubai due to the UK battalion's brilliant population. All safe!"

The teenager had arrived in Kabul last Aug. 13 destined to go to "the most dangerous places around the world." Highlighting a trip he had made a few years earlier in 2019 to Chernobyl in Ukraine, on his first solo trip.

Starting from Afghanistan, the teenager narrated his journey live via social networks such as Twitch, the 4Chan forum or his Facebook account. Documenting it with photographs in which he could be seen strolling through a Kabul market, eating local food or holding a gun.

After the Taliban takeover of Kabul, Routledge sought asylum in a United Nations-run property while awaiting the moment of withdrawal. He arrived in the early hours of last night, along with 100 other civilians, according to the U.K.

Miles Routledge The British Student in Afghanistan Didn't Plan to Tell His Story

"The Taliban let us through the airport, some of us recognized them quickly. Even though we were in a complex situation they all greeted and hugged each other. Hundreds even made selfieswith them," added the boy, whose case was published by the British media.

Routledge described that, up to the time of the post's publication, he was incommunicado for numerous hours. "As there were cars emitting signals that could detonate bombs" and he had to lock his devices."

Inside the plane, passengers were only allowed to carry one 10-kilogram bag and, according to the U.K.'s. They all put their belongings "in a pile" and even donated it to each other "since they couldn't carry it with them."

Amid the responses to his posts, several of the boy's detractors think he has "pilfered" a place from "someone who really deserves it" The British Student in Afghanistan


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