Trip to Kabul Part two 6.29.14

After my appointment with the dentist we drove to our camp about a 15-20 minute drive depending on traffic.

There are several pictures of burka clad women begging. In Afghanistan, as in most of the Muslim world, women are nothing but property with little or no value. Many of these women are widows and have no outside support system to help them.

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new apartment buildings

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woman begging

woman begging

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begging

begging

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begging

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woman begging on the road to ISAF base

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girls walking home from school

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girls walking home form school

girls walking home form school

girls walking home form school

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one of the many new mansions in Kabul

ice cream vendor

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4 responses to “Trip to Kabul Part two 6.29.14

  1. David Perez

    Did you give any of the women money?

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    • mep1811

      No. In traveling in that type enviorment it not safe open the door. “break the seal” The woman or man, who knows what is under the burka , could have a weapon or an IED.

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  2. Lexusallterrain

    As usual your pictures tell the whole story!

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  3. Frank Balazs

    Things appear to have changed in Kabul. I remember the heavy bumper to bumper traffic on almost all of the roads. They now seem to be better maintained without the deep pot holes that further slowed traffic.. With fewer US troops there now, that means less traffic. Also appears to be far fewer beggers, especially the berka clad females setting in the middle of the roads usually holding a baby and reaching out for money. Good photos.

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