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... entre 23h et 6 h du matin et vivre dans une maison, qui
ressemble plus a un bunker qu'a une maison, sur le camp base des Nations Unies
avec cinq gardes armes jusqu'aux dents. Nous avons des tunnels, dans la maison,
fermes avec des portes blindees qui nous permettent de nous echapper en cas
Les Afghans sont des gens tres accueillants, le cuisinier fait des
miracles (meme s'il plante des pieges dans les bons petits ...
... line is always much much shorter!
We arrived in Herat and went straight to the hotel as i was not feeling great. I thought it was just heat and tiredness, but actually i picked up a stomach bug. I have spent the last 12 hours very ill indeed - at least this place has an indoor bathroom :)
Will report back when i finally get out to see some of Herat!
... and even today with the traffic moving you feel quite sick at the end due to the poor ventilation. People have died in the tunnel from suffocation if it gets blocked. Reliance on this road to move supplies is going to cause real problems for NATO! Arrived in Kabul around 6pm and are settled into our marginally less roach infested digs... roll on Dubai!! Tomorrow we fly to Herat
... our local staff to a safer location so they can go home and be with there families...it is amazing how many people are haplessly walking the streets as normal, I guess they have become so accustomed to all of this over the decades of turmoil.
Things appear to be quietening down at this point, it is about 4PM now, we have been bunkered down in the roof bunker for about 2 1/2 hours, we are about to attempt an evac with our guards and armored vehicles, ...
... for its blue pottery and supposedly superb view, was unfortunately blocked by clothes, we still left with a souvenir though.
Due to security concerns for foreigners we were not able to visit southern Afghanistan or travel along the central route to Bamiyan and Band-e Amir. Currently with no commercial flights the only way into Bamiya is with the UN planes, as you can imagine tickets are pretty rare for the common tourist ;)