Saturday, January 24, 2009

A Few More Pics from Kabul

I've been doing a lot of running around outside the compound. I won't go into all the random reasons I've been travelling (some of which have been, frankly, pointess) but I will say that I travel much more discreetly than this:
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I like travelling incognito because it prevents me from random asplosions, unlike the victim vehicle the ANP (Afghan National Police) are pushing out of the road here:
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This sort of thing happens all the time here. In fact just the other day there was a car bomb (Suicide Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device in military vernacular) that detonated at a US base just around the corner. If you want to read more about it, click here.

Speaking of changing the subject, here's a random shot of the Kabul River. In case you can't tell, it's the sort of wet trench in the foreground:
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And here's a Kabul Kebab shop:
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Sometime lately I picked up a new patch to stick on the side of my helmet. If you don't recognize this character, you're missing out.
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Here's a random shot of the shopping bazaar that gets set up outside our compound once a week so we can buy rugs and stones and "authentic Soviet items" supposedly left behind when the Mujahedin drove them out of Afghanistan in the 80s.

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And a quick shot of Major Cheff, one of my Canadian co-workers:

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More to follow.

3 comments:

  1. Awesome patch! We have a shop in Kuwait that will make just about anything, unfortunately (or fortunately) I don't ever wear a full kit, so I have little use for awesome patches. I've noticed that the "Punisher" logo is quite popular.

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  2. Yeah, not sure what that is about the Punisher logo.

    I'm working up designs for a "Kabul Yacht Club" patch. Probably get some T-shirts and a burgee made up too.

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  3. you should get a 21st lancers badge

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