Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:06 AM
polly7 (19,811 posts)
In Kabul, Widows and Orphans Move Up
By Kathy Kelly
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Kabul -- Yesterday, four young Afghan Peace Volunteer members, Zainab, Umalbanin, Abdulhai, and Ali, guided Martha and me along narrow, primitive roads and crumbling stairs, ascending a mountain slope on the outskirts of Kabul. The icy, rutted roads twisted and turned. I asked if we could pause as my heart was hammering and I needed to catch my breath. Looking down, we saw a breathtaking view of Kabul. Above us, women in bright clothing were navigating the treacherous roads with heavy water containers on their heads or shoulders. I marveled at their strength and tenacity. “Yes, they make this trip every morning,” Umalbanin said, as she helped me regain my balance after I had slipped on the ice.
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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:23 PM
cbrer (1,831 posts)
3. During the winter months
A woodsmoke cloud hangs over the city. It is their primary fuel. Quite a few Kabul residents walk daily to the military installations to get work. they typically are ill clad for winter weather, and wearing sandals. Last year we got ~10-12 feet of snow. So far this season, it's not as bad.
It's interesting to observe a foreign culture. It's so different from ours, and their values reflect those differences.