Category Archives: Afghanistan

Posts copied from my previous blog and written during my time in Kabul.

The nightmare, the dream, and the reality

Life in Kabul often has a surreal quality that is partly related to the nightmare of what has been and may be again, the reality of what is, and the dreams and desires for what might be. Sometimes you find … Continue reading

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Gas Station Kabul Style

There are some places to get gas from pumps like you might have found in the the US about twenty years ago but many local people buy their auto fuel from vendors such as this.

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The children here can break your heart

I spend most of my time in Kabul in bubbles that are only marginally “in Afghanistan.” I move from campus, to the guesthouse where I live, to grocery stores and places to eat that cater to expats. It is in … Continue reading

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4 months down and in the US for a break

I haven’t written nearly as much as I expected.  While in Kabul, I felt like one day was pretty much the same as the next and that there was not much interesting as I moved from the bubble that is … Continue reading

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What’s for dinner (and lunch) in Kabul?

Food has been the most common topic for questions from friends back in the US who are curious about my life in Kabul. Let me start by saying that this would be a very difficult place to be a strict … Continue reading

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Living Quarters

Kabul is a city of walls and gates. A city where homes that could fit into Miami or southern California neighborhoods sit next to shells of buildings and mud huts. The homes that are designed to be shared by several … Continue reading

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Street fair, shopping bazaar, or roadway — you decide

As photographic evidence to supplement my traffic post, here are a few photos taken while stuck in a traffic snarl on the way to the market this morning.  

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Kabul Traffic

My first encounter with traffic seemed extreme but I have since realized that it was quite calm as it was Friday and the quietest day in Kabul.  I have tried to figure out how to describe the traffic in Kabul.  … Continue reading

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The long road from Indiana to Kabul

My original itinerary was to leave the US on the evening of August 2. I was still frantically trying to get things packed and to storage, boxes packed to ship to Kabul, and suitcases packed to take with me as … Continue reading

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