Restrepo

Just finished watching the award winning war documentary restrepo. hard not to be impressed with this documentary (gives a whole new meaning to embedded journalism) and hard not to feel empathy with the soldiers who served more than a year at the end of the world (or as they themselves…

Kabul tourist guide

The city of Kabul (and Afghanistan in general) is still pretty high on my list of places i want to visit. Unfortunately, the closest place to Kabul that i got to so far is Delhi. Fortunately, however, there is the fabulous internet where Safi Airways ‘the international airline of Afghanistan’…

Welcome to Afghanistan...

I have had my own share of mobile phone operators loosing it a bit when it comes to geography, but yesterdays fuck up by Monica’s provider is equally noteworthy: Yes that reads, ‘have a pleasant stay in Afghanistan’ which is especially noteworthy as she got that message when we…

Good news

Good news coming from the mysterious world of online banking. According to my bank (Rabobank in the Netherlands) it is again safe enough to transfer money to Afghanistan. Don't really know what they were worrying about before? Me giving osama a little bit of pocket money? Or them war lords…