In the mostly agricultural Sholgara district, in the north of Afghanistan, a special spring draws dozens of locals to bathe. The spring is thought to have healing powers. Happily for local women, the fact that the spring does allegedly have health-giving properties means that they are also allowed to bathe here, alongside local men. Due to religious conservatism, Afghan women usually don't swim in mixed company, if at all; it is thought that over 90 percent of them don't know how to swim. Which is why a paddle in this spring is such a drawcard.