Afghanistan Journal: KFC

There was a KFC outside our guest house in Kabul. It had a picture of Colonel Sanders. But it was really Kabul Fried Checkin, if the sign above the door was to be believed. </p>

// May. 03, 2013 - 15:54 GMT


Afghanistan Journal: Busted in Kabul

So my colleague David got busted by Afghanistans secret police in Kabul. He spent a day at their office along with two other reporters, and said the food was better than at our hotel. </p>

// May. 02, 2013 - 13:33 GMT


Afghanistan Journal: The Afghan Che Guevara (The Man Who Lost Kabul)

He has an aquiline nose, a close-trimmed beard and a mop of black hair half-hidden under a woolen pakol, or Afghan hat. There is a resemblance to Bob Marley, except for the stern stare, which is more reminiscent of Che Guevara.

// May. 01, 2013 - 13:32 GMT


Afghanistan Journal: Truth in the Rain

It rained in Kabul over the weekend. The sky was overcast above the perpetually empty rooftop bar across from our hotel, and the fancy caged birds in our garden shook their heads, though the buzz of construction drilling kept going in the semi-skyscraper towering above the district of Shar-e Naw.

// Apr. 23, 2013 - 16:11 GMT


Afghanistan Journal: Russian Drug Police

The guard dog of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) branch in Kabul is named Doza (dose). And that's all I'm allowed to say about Russian drug police in Afghanistan. </p>

// Apr. 23, 2013 - 14:26 GMT


Afghanistan Journal: No Pig Fat in Public

Soviet vets open up and share nuggets of wisdom about life and war in Afghanistan, from culinary tips to fighting techniques.

// Apr. 22, 2013 - 21:56 GMT


Afghanistan Journal: Fighting the Soviets, Take 2

The Soviet veterans defeated the Afghan side 1–0 in a football game in Kabul on Thursday. I was deeply embarrassed.

// Apr. 22, 2013 - 01:41 GMT


Afghanistan Journal: Purple Hearts on Chicken Street

There is a lot of weird souvenir junk on Chicken Street in downtown Kabul.

// Apr. 18, 2013 - 21:12 GMT


Afghanistan Journal: Citadel of Dread (and Kitschy Jewelry)

The first thing to know about Kabul is that nobody here is trying to kill you or blow you up.

// Apr. 17, 2013 - 16:59 GMT