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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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Barb Taub ~ Guide to Guides PLUS #BookReview of Marriage Unarranged by @RituBhathal

Reblogged from Barb Taub: Want to read more of our adventures in India? [click on image for preview, reviews, and buy links from Amazon] Three different sets of friends asked me recently about visiting India. A neighbor asked for recommendations … 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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But ‘n’ Ben…

Gauche… Gangly… Currently scrofulous… Bark Jaw-Dark contemplated the pork pie he had recently fished from the depths of the jacket pocket of his un-pressed suit and placed it whole in his mouth. “Hey, Jordache!” “Jaw-Dark,” spluttered Bark through the pork … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Robbie Cheadle ~ Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives

The Hungarian Jewish Museum was constructed on the plot where Theodor Herzl‘s, known as the father of the State of Israel, two-story Classicist style house stood, and adjoins the Great Synagogue on Dohány Street in Budapest. The museum holds the Jewish Religious and Historical … 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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Afghan adventures #22 with fighting and kidnappings ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from MarySmith’sPlace: Now we were living on the building site work on the new clinic was speeding up and patients seemed unconcerned about the makeshift consulting room. I still spent part of the day writing out case notes and … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Robbie Cheadle ~ The Great Synagogue

Dohány Street Synagogue Background The Dohány Street Synagogue also known as the Great Synagogue, is found in in Erzsébetváros, the 7th district of Budapest, Hungary. An incredibly beautiful building, it was built between 1854 and 1859 in the Moorish Revival … Continue reading

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Afghan adventures #19 ~ Mary Smith #Health #Leprosy

Reblogged from MarySmith’sPlace: Mubarak’s clinic was a shambles. The premises, rented from a local farmer, consisted of several dreary rooms round a central courtyard. I suspected if just one of the posters Mubarak had stuck on the walls to brighten … Continue reading

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How old is ancient? How new is the future? ~ Barb Taub #travel #humor #India

Reblogged from Barb Taub: I agree with the kid. As an American, our country isn’t 250 years old yet. Sure there are some Viking graves, cave paintings, and native peoples whose traditions extend for centuries earlier. But for the most … Continue reading

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