Myself and Friend Nawab standing at the entrance to Chicken Street As I’ve stated in earlier posts, Afghanistan was once famous as a passage from East to West for trading empires. And Kabul, while an ancient city, was not really … Continue reading
Afghanistan actually owes its existence, as a national entity, on trade. It lies astride the famous “Silk Road” that ran from China to Europe, ending at the stone bridge, or “steinbrucke” in modern-day Regensburg, Germany. Odd fun fact: our family … Continue reading
When I arrived in Kabul for the first time in January of 2009, I was struck by how interesting the city view was. A mix of old and new, with traffic of all kinds, everywhere, mostly sitting still, waiting for … Continue reading
Wool, Yarn, Skeins, Looms and Carpets.
On the streets between Qala-i-Bahadur Khan, Qala Khazi and Dasht-i Barchi, in the southwest outskirts of Kabul, there is a new vibrant and growing community. It appears to be an admixture of ethnic groups; Hazara from Dashti Barchi to the … Continue reading
The Bookseller of Kabul.