Saturday, November 01, 2008

Wandering Around This Great And Hospitable City, Allegedly "Baghdad At Its Worst."

Took the day off. Spent my time strolling around Murad Khane, Kabul's ancient centre, and its adjacent bazaars and neighbourhoods. Packed with people doing their afternoon shopping and errands; strangely, everybody's stock portfolios appear to have have held up here (joke). Lamb and naan for lunch. Met some Sikh spice merchants, Shujah bought a kite, that kind of thing. You can tell I'm some sort of kaffir, so people go out of their way to smile and say hello.

The trick is to vary your routines - I have no routines, check - and don't draw attention to yourself in strange and conspicuous ways - check. Do these thinks, be sensible, and Kabulis will take care of the rest:


Blogger Francis Sedgemore said...

Keep the posts coming, Terry. I look forward to reading some personal stories of these ordinary Afghan folk you've been meeting.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Terry Glavin said...

They're astonishing, Sedge. Should have portraits of a dozen and a half pretty soon. Soccer players, cobblers' sons,lawyers, farmers, orphans, teachers, hospital workers. . . all the people we never hear about.

7:54 AM  

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