After completion of the regular 2 year tour, volunteers who opted for an extra year were given 30 day leave to return home. I voluntered for an extra year in Afghanistan because I had metmy future wife. In addition, in 1967 the Vietnam War was heating up and I didn't want to visit that part of the world. After I got home I discovered that for $87.00, I could change my return ticket and return to Afghanistan via Singapore and Thailand. This would meant I would be able to say I had flown around the world. It sounded like fun to me. The Blair Brainard Peace Corps in Afghanistan Photographic Collection captures the photographers experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in Afghanistan, primarily in the city of Herat, 1965-1968.