Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hiking


Yes, hiking! In Afghanistan! Please, blood relatives of the correspondent, fret not. This was pretty much like hiking up a private hill adjacent to a U.S. Government facility. And one of the hiking party had a big gun, and the only people we saw on the hike were other Americans (also with big guns). It was a short hike up one of the small hills in Kabul, but it was still great to get outside and enjoy some fresh air and get the heart pounding from walking straight up the side of a hill at 5800 feet of elevation.

The sign, by the way, warns that on the other side is a former minefield - and "former" only means they've done their best to clean it up, so probably best not to go running around out thee.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very cool! They don't seem to have too many trees...
love,
Mom

Liz said...

I'M ABSOLUTELY DYING OF JEALOUSY!

If I offer to let you stay in my apartment when Nick and I are on leave in September, can I come with you next time?!?!?

Anonymous said...

YIKES!!
One of those "almost" blood relatives

Andrew said...

Hello!

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Have a great weekend!
-Andrew