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: 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