Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The different faces of Afghanistan

Women in burqa, Mazar-e-Sharif

A happy man in his shop, Kabul

A guy on the street, Kabul

Street vendor, Kabul

Monday, January 18, 2010

Back in Kabul

I arrived in Kabul on Saturday afternoon, greeted by one of our drivers who brought me back to our compound. The weather is cold, crisp but no snow, which is very unusual for the season. I am not right in the middle of town, which I am quite grateful for at the moment. What is important for me to remember is that I get to leave this place next week, most of the people here don't have that option.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!
We celebrated the new year at neighbours. Drinks, music and good friends, what more can you ask for?
Yesterday we went to Dubai Marine Resort & SPA and spent half an hour on the beach before it started raining and a heavy thunderstorm passed by. We actually saw how the top of Burj Dubai was struck by lightning!!!
After lunch and ice cream at the Mercato, we went home, had a nice and quiet BBQ dinner, watched a movie and went to bed! A good start of the new year!