In the course of the pandemic, after seeing a Drew Binsky video and deciding to go to Afghanistan (essentially the most harmful nation on the earth) for 15 days, I used to be always attacked politely, and in the event you contemplate terrorism giving me diabetes as a result of fixed risk of wonderful tea with sugar from strangers within the streets who needed to share a second with the loopy foreigner who got here to their nation, then sure, it was actually harmful.
The sensation of being in fixed hazard is actual: fixed hazard from consuming superb meals, or an excessive amount of cotton sweet. This is likely one of the most lovely nations I’ve ever seen, and its individuals are simply essentially the most well mannered and welcoming individuals I ever met. The phrase that stayed in my thoughts after this journey was individuals asking for me to take and share their photos to point out that not everyone seems to be a terrorist in Afghanistan.
I’m planning to go there once more since I met fantastic individuals, and I wish to discover extra; in fact, not the whole lot is all peachy, as they are saying, however there’s at all times the opposite facet of the coin, and that is the one I noticed.
On the humorous facet, when on the airport earlier than flying again, I discovered a CNN video information report the place they had been describing the town the place I had simply spent three days strolling, consuming, and occurring household picnics as a metropolis destroyed by conflict and struggling. Properly, I didn’t see that in any respect—I noticed a metropolis that desires to maneuver ahead.
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