Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Afghan adventures #11 ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: A shorter post this weekbecause I’ve been running around like a headless chicken with the book launch. Plus, I felt this particular story needed to be told on its own. One day, Rosanna was awaiting … Continue reading

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Afghan adventures #10 ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: The bazaar held an endless fascination for me, although the attention my presence attracted embarrassed Hussain horribly.  He hated to see men staring at me. ‘’Mum, pull your chaddar round a bit more, those men … Continue reading

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Afghan adventures #9 ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: One night, only minutes after I’d turned off my lamp, the usual silence was shattered by the sound of firing. This wasn’t the normal reminder from Hisb-i-Islami on their mountain, to which we had long … Continue reading

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Afghan adventures (8) ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: The morning of the clinic opening Ali Baba had to lock the door to prevent eager patients from disrupting breakfast. Too nervous to eat, Hussain checked for the hundredth time that all was ready. He’d … Continue reading

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Settling in #Afghanistan ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: In a hired jeep, on a road worse than the one I had previously decided had to be the very worst, we drove to Qolijou hospital to collect the medical supplies. Over a fast flowing … Continue reading

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Travels in Afghanistan (6) ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: Over the next few days there was a flood of visitors – uncles, brothers, cousins, friends – coming to welcome Hussain. And, they all wanted to meet the foreigner making me feel like I was … Continue reading

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Travels in Afghanistan (5) ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: We pulled up outside a flat roofed, mud built house, its window frames painted a cheerful blue. Here we would live and work until the permanent clinic, already under construction, was complete. Three people hurried … Continue reading

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Travels in #Afghanistan (4) ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: The additional weight of our armed guards made the bus even slower. I felt I could walk faster. Eventually, I dozed. The bus juddering to a stop jolted me awake. From outside I could hear … Continue reading

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Travels in Afghanistan (3) ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: A cheer from the passengers roused me from my reverie. Five hours after leaving Chirman we were finally stopping at a roadside chaikhana (tea house). Moh’dullah found us a secluded spot under a mulberry tree … Continue reading

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Travels in Afghanistan (2) ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: Cocooned in my black nylon, slithery, stifling burqa I retreated into a review – it was certainly not planning – of what had brought me here. Adult life had begun in a dull, but safe … Continue reading

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