I have been living a low key life here in Kabul; being driven in a normal saloon car; not walking on the street; not really going out at night. I’m not under any illusions that I am really living like an Afghan, but I’ve been spending more time with Afghans than with westerners. But I … Continue reading How the other half live
Dubai and beyond
My head is awash with thoughts and ideas -partly due to the fact that I’ve only had about 6 hours sleep in the last 48 hours, but partly due to being back in the mad melting pot of Dubai. The journey from hell actually turned out to be not so bad – as in nothing … Continue reading Dubai and beyond
Culture lag — already!
I'm in London - always stressful at the best of times I find - but I have (almost) finally got my Afghan visa. Today I trekked from the farthest reaches of the Northern Line to the grand residences of South Kensington and the Afghan embassy. It may be one of the most prestigious areas of one … Continue reading Culture lag — already!