Travel Blogs from Kandahar, Afghanistan

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Trip to Kandahar (southern of Afghanistan), Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Trip to Kandahar (southern of Afghanistan)

A travel blog entry by samcato

... full of  tiny jungle estates made to suit the weather which I can't even remember the names.   Many think that Afghanistan is hot and mountainous but they are wrong because most of the places are cold and snowing though in ...

Welcome to Kandahar, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Welcome to Kandahar

A travel blog entry by shaunna

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... the movies and free flowing alcohol were the highlight of my trip! :)  I had to take advantage of the opportunity since Kandahar Airfield is mostly dry....there are only a few countries that allow their troops to drink alcohol here and even ...

Happy Valentine's Day, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Happy Valentine's Day

A travel blog entry by shaunna

In ...

Rainy Season, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Rainy Season

A travel blog entry by shaunna

In ...

Why I'm here..., Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Why I'm here...

A travel blog entry by shaunna

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Living at Kandahar Airfield has opened my eyes in more ways than I think I may realize at this point.  I have never considered myself na´ve or ignorant by any means, but there are just some things you cannot prepare yourself for.  It's not ...

Back 'home' again..., Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Back 'home' again...

A travel blog entry by shaunna

Man it feels good to be home...err...I mean back in Afghanistan.  :)  I can't believe I'm actually saying that, but it's the truth.  I've grown very used to the day to day lifestyle here and the people I work with are like my surrogate ...

Kandahar, here I come...again, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Kandahar, here I come...again

A travel blog entry by shaunna

I'm back at Kandahar Airfield, only this time as a civilian.  Opportunity is knockin' and my door is wide ...

Deployment to Afghnistan, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Deployment to Afghnistan

A travel blog entry by natedizzle

afghanistan sucks, never go there. trust ...

Canadian mentors walk a delicate path in training, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Canadian mentors walk a delicate path in training

A travel blog entry by berlinerkranser

... interest, and thought I'd share it all with you to read.  By Keith Gerein, Postmedia News   NEAR SPERWAN GHAR, Afghanistan -- A hint of irritation is evident in Capt. Eric Bouchard's voice as he tries to figure out where his counterpart in ...

Wet, wet, wet....and hail!, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Wet, wet, wet....and hail!

A travel blog entry by berlinerkranser

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Yeah, you read that right! Hail! This morning brought more rain for us. The roads are in terrible shape too! There are more pot holes than anyone can count. The other thing that has sprung up everywhere are wooden pallets strategically placed here and ...

We're all tied together....., Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

We're all tied together.....

A travel blog entry by berlinerkranser

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... of many others, despite this pastor's assurances that "we bear no responsibilities for their deaths" [speaking of the deaths in Afghanistan due to the protests]. This was a very stupid and unnecessary action for that pastor and his flock to do. What was ...

My Friday!, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

My Friday!

A travel blog entry by berlinerkranser

Tomorrow is my day off here....so tonight is Friday night! Party on, Garth! Party on, Wayne! Well, actually, I'll just stay in tonight after a pleasant and fruitful walk on the Boardwalk. I resisted the temptation to 'eat out' or buy some delectable ...

Mud, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Mud

A travel blog entry by berlinerkranser

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I was walking to lunch at the DFAC today and it was a beautiful, sunny day. I think that the MCpl told me when I returned from lunch that his digital thermometer clocked us in at 26.2 degrees! Wow! I was walking past the British/Australian/New Zealand ...

Security, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Security

A travel blog entry by berlinerkranser

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Well, some of you may well be wondering if I'm still alive! The good news is that, yes, I'm alive...doing quite well actually. I arranged to have a meeting with our Canadian security officer working at the Headquarters here, specifically to discuss my ...

Market Day, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Market Day

A travel blog entry by berlinerkranser

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I went quickly into the market today in search of a mouse pad. I wanted to buy one of those little cute carpet type mouse pads that look so cute? Well, they didn't have any. But, I did manage to find some grapes. They're made of green onyx and they look ...

Another fine day off!, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Another fine day off!

A travel blog entry by berlinerkranser

Today, being Thursday, it was my day off! Didn't do much today outside. It was pretty cold all day with blowing wind, and this evening it's still blowing around. Created a lot of dust and sand. In fact, it appears foggy outside, but it's the dust being ...

Just another day in paradise!, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Just another day in paradise!

A travel blog entry by berlinerkranser

It's been windy and cold here lately, 13 degrees right now. Still wearing pants and hoodies! Yesterday I went to a gathering at Canada House to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the Logistics Branch. I met a couple of former Administration Clerk ...

Onto Kandahar, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Onto Kandahar

A travel blog entry by alanhan

... We had found that we had slept by a river, which just had a bit of water in it, so we decided to clean the car and bus of the dust, which took four hours, as there was so much. Then we drove on to Kandahar and got there at night, so we slept just ...

iPads 'n things, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

iPads 'n things

A travel blog entry by berlinerkranser

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... , $100.00 a month for internet that gives me the ability to make calls home to family and friends from the middle of Afghanistan...not too shabby. Now, to the iPad. The iPad is essentially the iPhone in its construction, but bigger. My iPhone has ...

Back again, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Back again

A travel blog entry by berlinerkranser

... snooze. It wasn't long after I fell asleep that I was woken up by the jolt of the tires hitting the runway in Kandahar! I couldn't believe it. It only seemed like ten minutes. On the plane with me were a couple of fellow employees returning from vacation ...

Finally here in Kandahar, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Finally here in Kandahar

A travel blog entry by berlinerkranser

This is just a quick note for those of you who are following on this blog. I've got a few entries to catch up with, and I should be able to get them all done tomorrow. It's been difficult and challenging trying to find time and available internet here! ...

C-c-c-c-old!!!, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

C-c-c-c-old!!!

A travel blog entry by berlinerkranser

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Wow, I mean, wow....there was frost on the windshields of the vehicles this morning, that's how cold it got overnight. I keep hearing about the heat and how hot it will be, but we're sure not experiencing any of that right now! I'm typing this from my ...

Flying out of Kandahar, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Flying out of Kandahar

A travel blog entry by berlinerkranser

What a frustrating day! Where do I begin? A group of us were heading out of Kandahar for vacations and were to meet at the Oasis lounge at a certain time to catch our scheduled flight out of KAF. There's a bus that takes us to the airport in KAF where we ...

Blood, Guts, and Glory, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Blood, Guts, and Glory

A travel blog entry by custodiandan

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Afghanistan. I am sure if I weren't in the military and was visiting as a civilian the point of view would be different. I have not had the opportunity to visit any places and play tourist. My only interaction with the country has been in ...

Keep waking up, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Keep waking up

A travel blog entry by berlinerkranser

The time change situation should be nearing its end. I keep waking up between 3am and 5am local time. I set my iPhone alarm (Hockey Night in Canada theme song) to wake me up at 6:15; time enough to get dressed from the waist down, socks, underwear, ...

Finances 'n stuff, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Finances 'n stuff

A travel blog entry by berlinerkranser

... and there too. The other thing to bear in mind is that there are only two ATM machines provided to us courtesy of the Afghanistan Bank on the Boardwalk. Line ups to these machines are often long. CANCAP employees are able to draw $100.00 cash advance ...

Just another day...., Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Just another day....

A travel blog entry by berlinerkranser

Took a nice walk today to the other side of the base for lunch. I ate at the Monty. That's what it's called, Monty. It's vastly different from the other DFAC's. It's newer, more spacious, well-labeled, the food is quite good, and my only complaint is ...

Breakfast, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Breakfast

A travel blog entry by berlinerkranser

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For those of you who were following my eating patterns.....just kidding. I thought I'd put up a photo of breakfast today.... Each morning is a choice of either hard-boiled eggs or a frothy type scrambled 'egg' mixture. If you want to wait in a line up of ...

Sand Storm!, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Sand Storm!

A travel blog entry by berlinerkranser

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Well, today started out pretty routine...then the weather changed!! When I woke up this morning, the temperature was cool, but warm at the same time. It wasn't sunny out yet, and there was plenty of cloud cover. Then, soon enough the clouds parted, and ...

Afghanistan History, Kandahar, Afghanistan travel blog

Afghanistan History

A travel blog entry by berlinerkranser

... provinces. It has a population of almost one million people with more than 300,000 living in the capital of Kandahar City. Canada's efforts in Afghanistan are guided by the Afghanistan Compact, a five-year blueprint for coordinating the work of the Afghan ...

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