July 09, 2007

Travel notes, and 20,000+ !!!

Over 20,000 visits ! Thank you everyone !!!!

Since I'm almost out of Afghanistan, I wanted to make a post about random observations in Kabul, that don't relate to bitching about the fishbowl and the dress code.

Some random notes:
  • It appears the latest fashion for men in this country is beige cargo pants and pink polo. I have never seen so many pink polos in my life. Sometimes, several in the same room. It makes me wonder.
  • While women are required to dress conservatively, one finds rarely men wearing the Shalwar Kameez, or other traditional garb. In Pakistan, they came in four colors, grey, beige, light blue, and brown. Here, they wear anything. Makes one wonder.
  • Life here as an expat revolves around food. I now know all the restaurants in Kabul. When one turns the TV on, the only English channel is BBC - with the kitchen show. It's a wonder people aren't fatter.
  • It's fascinating how Kabul is a strange city. While some areas are modern, with cinemas, malls, towers, other areas are rundown and have awful roads. It's the realm of two-speed development.
  • I have never been more motion sick than on the streets of Kabul. They really have awful bumpy streets. There is even a street called "Bumpy Road".
  • Other colorful street names include "Flower Street" and "Chicken street".
That's it. There is a little dress talk, but no bitchin'. I did good.

The Beaver

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1 comment:

Dan Dx said...

Hi, Beaver!
About that pink polo, I suggest two explanations:
In a successful Indian or Pakistani movie today in theaters, the young chilvarious (and some fatty) hero's wearing a pink T-shirt.
A Pakistani or Chinese factory tries to get rid of it cheaply, the western market being unable to sell it off.
Some years ago, Afghanistan was the first importing country in the world for used shoes!