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Hazizullah, the friendly clothes seller - Ishkahsim, Afghanistan  

Hazizullah, the friendly clothes seller - Ishkahsim, Afghanistan

The Different Faces of Afghanistan

May 28th 2013
The bright sun beat down onto the metal bridge that reverberated every time I planted my foot. Each laboured step weighted by my two backpacks took me closer to Tajik border post, where a fluttering flag stood atop a simple rectangular metal shed. Surrounding me were bare white rocks scattered across an equally pale ground that glared brightly into my eyes. I glanced to my left and my attention w ... read more
Asia » Afghanistan » North » Ishkashim

Afghan Flag Afghanistan's recent history is a story of war and civil unrest. The Soviet Union invaded in 1979, but was forced to withdraw 10 years later by anti-Communist mujahidin forces. The Communist regime in Kabul collapsed in 1992. Fighting that subsequent... ... read more
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28th June 2013

Boxes ticked in many ways Shane...entering Afghanistan tick...entering the Wakhan Corridor tick...feeling safe tick...your best portrait yet...tick. Well done and await the Hindu Kush.
28th June 2013

Dave's Favourite Portrait
My best portrait yet, that is high praise coming from Travelblog's resident portrait master. This photo is actually my favourite from within Ishkahsim. However, there are plenty more portraits to come from my time in the Wakhan Corridor; these will appear in my next two blogs.

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