Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Afghanistanadventures#39 – Learning who’s who at the Lal clinic ~Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: Lal October 1989 After the excitement of arriving in Lal I experienced a sense of desolation when Khudadad left next day. Although we’d been travelling companions for barely two weeks, not only had I come … Continue reading

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Afghan adventures#35 Goodbye Bamiyan, Hello Yakolang~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from MarySmith’sPlace: Autumn 1989 Khudadad was full of apologies for the fact the truck was very old, and indeed I had reservations about its ability to take us very far. It resembled something made out of a rusty meccano … Continue reading

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The Buddha of Bamiyan Afghanistan Adventures#33 ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: Bamiyan, Autumn 1989 The view from my window A murmur of male voices penetrated my subconscious in the morning. A row of men wearing expressions of ill-concealed curiosity gazed in the direction of my sleeping … Continue reading

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Afghan Adventures#31 Women’s health, women’s work, women’s place in the scheme of things ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: Next day, I spent the morning in the women’s clinic with Zohra. I was embarrassed at finding it difficult to understand the women who fired questions at me, making me feel my command of the … Continue reading

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AfghanistanAdventures#30 ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from MarySmith’sPlace : I puffed my way into the compound where the clinic In-charge, Hassan and his wife, Zohra met me. Hassan whisked the menfolk off to the guest room and I joined Zohra and her three children for … Continue reading

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On the road still Afghanistan Adventures #28 ~Mary Smith

Reblogged from MarySmith’sPlace: It was still dark when I heard the urgent whisper, ‘Sister, sister, it is time to go.’ I crawled out of my warm nest, pulling my chaddar on straight. Khudadad had already rolled up his bedding. Under … Continue reading

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Darlene Foster interviews Writer and Blogger, Mary Smith

Reblogged from Darlene Foster: I’ve been blogging for almost ten years and I love it. It’s a great way to communicate with like-minded people, and I’ve made wonderful friends all over the world through my blog. The blogging community is … Continue reading

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Afghan Adventures #26 Truck travel ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: By the time we reached Naoor the landscape had changed. Gone were the jagged rocks and boulders and rugged mountains of Jaghoray, replaced by sandy desert. Sayed drove along tracks made by other trucks; tracks … Continue reading

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On the road again in Afghan adventures #25 ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: The next two days were chaotic as I packed what I thought I’d need on the journey and said goodbye to Jon who was heading for Pakistan. As my journey was to have a very … Continue reading

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Afghan adventures #23 a bit about party politics – Afghan style ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: By now I had spent nearly two months in Jaghoray and it was almost the end of August. It was almost time to move on, if I was to reach the other clinics before winter. … Continue reading

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