Tag Archives: Hazaristan

When roads become rivers – back in Afghanistan ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from MarySmith’sPlace: I thought I’d provide some random snapshots from my second tour of the clinics in Afghanistan, in particular some of the problems we faced while travelling. We left on May 01, 1990 in two vehicles. I was … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Adventures ~ Mary Smith #60 final journey

Reblogged from MarySmith’sPlace: Afghanistan, December 1989 Jaghoray to Quetta Suddenly, it was time to leave. The last few days were hectic, full of frantic packing and emotional farewells. Dinner party So many people were joining us on the journey to … Continue reading

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AfghanistanAdventures#57: Falling off a mountain – snow, ice & wolves ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: Afghanistan, December 1989 As we prepared to leave Arif’s clinic he became unusually quiet until, as he was saying goodbye, I realised how upset he was by his young brother, Sharif’s departure. He was coming … Continue reading

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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 Adventrues#37 One more sleep before Lal ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from MarySmithsPlace: Autumn 1989 somewhere between Yakolang and Lal Juma Khan, the truck owner joined Khudadad and me for tea in the guest room. He was accompanied by his elderly wife whose eyes were filmed by cataracts. Pointing to … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Adventures #36 Will we ever get to Lal? ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from MarySmith’sPlace: Autumn 1989 In the morning, our breath escaped in great clouds of steam. The mountains to the north were topped by white snow caps, glistening in the early sunshine. With no sounds from other travellers to disturb … 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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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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Afghanistan Adventures#29 Last stretch ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from MarySmith’sPlace: Khudadad confirmed we were now travelling through a Harakat controlled area so Sayed was on his own turf and became more relaxed and good humoured. From surly driver he now became a tourist guide, stopping to show … Continue reading

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