Monthly Archives: May 2004

Kabul: A Visit to the Monuments

Friday is the official holiday in Afghanistan. Everything is closed; people relax and take it easy. We did not take a break however, since my time here is limited. Yes Dave, read that again, my time here is limited. :-) … Continue reading

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Training: Opening Ceremony

May 18, 2004 We had an opening ceremony on the first day with two ministers, officials from various organizations, press, radio, and TVfolks in attendance! The high-powered ceremony is evidence of the standing that Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) and … Continue reading

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Snippets of Everyday Life – Entertainment

Within five minutes out of the airport, I see a line of shops. Hindi movie stars stare out of the glass doors/windows of a couple of them. Aishwarya Rai seems to be the popular choice, at least in the market. … Continue reading

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The Dove Has Landed :)

May 17, 2004: Kabul Airport Finally…I have arrived in Kabul and am actually blogging from there. The flight left Delhi about 2 ½ hours late and was thankfully uneventful after my initial drama with my supposedly “unconfirmed ticket.” I tried … Continue reading

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Delhi Airport: The Kid and The … Fly! :)

Left Washington DC on Northwest/KLM, stop over in Amsterdam for nearly 5 hours, arrived in Delhi airport at 11:00 pm local time. Amsterdam airport is much nicer than Frankfurt. Even with all my miles on United/Lufthansa, I am thinking of … Continue reading

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Off to Kabul

The News: I am taking two weeks off to go to Kabul, Afghanistan to facilitate an Information Technology workshop series. I will be leaving for Kabul in a day or so. I am going to use the currently popular internet … Continue reading

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