Thanks to Diplopundit for pointing out U.S. Embassy Kabul's announcement of the State Department's newest property acquisition in Mazar-e-Sharif.
The announcement made the property sound nice, "the historic Mazar Hotel owned by the Ministry of Information, Culture, Sports and Tourism," but caveat emptor, as a realtor might say.
The Mazar Hotel is a bit of a fixer-upper, but $26 million in U.S. taxpayer's money ought to do wonders for the place.
The hotel's pool is a big selling point. Full disclosure: the pool has no filter or purification system, so the water has to be changed every few days.