Saturday, December 11, 2010
Afghanistan is one of several countries that considers itself home to the most generous, welcoming people on Earth. I don't have enough data to say for sure, but it's probably a contender. When we reached the Khogyani District Center, it was lunchtime, and the Deputy District Governor was having lunch. He immediately asked us to join him. When he found out I had come all the way from Kabul, he apologized profusely that if he had known he would have prepared a proper meal, rather than simple but delicious sweet potato fries and nan and rice. I wish I could eat simple rice and nan more and industrial cafeteria tortellini less.