4.24.2013

wanderlust wednesday: afghanistan


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Ever since I can remember, I have been fascinated, almost to the point of obsession, with other cultures. I have this insatiable desire to travel and see the world. I wanted to be a foreign correspondent or a photo journalist, and document all the people and places I visited. I am now content to just travel and observe cultures and countries for my own enjoyment. But, each place I've visited ends up not just being an enjoyable trip, each country changes me a little and leaves me with something intangible.  Be it a lesson, or a different way of thinking, or just the sense of how big and varied the world really is.

When it comes to countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, or Iran, that I know are impossible to visit, I still hold out hope that I will get the opportunity someday. I think visiting those countries would grab hold of you and never let you go. That is why I wanted to feature Afghanistan, outside the context of wars and politics, I wanted to show some of the stunning images I have come across, of the people and their country.

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13 comments :

  1. it makes my heart break that so many beautiful countries with beautiful people have bad reputations because of politics or war. these pictures are breath taking. thanks so much for sharing these!

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    1. It breaks my heart too...the country looks stunning, if only it could begin to heal!

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  2. I, too, am fascinated by other cultures. I think that's why I seek out and enjoy so many books and stories featuring places from all around the world.
    It's lovely to see Afghanistan sans war - I hope we see more of that in the future.

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    1. Yes! Me too...I get my fill mainly from books (when i'm not traveling of course:). I'm stuck on reading tons of novels about India right now! That places fascinates me to no end.

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  3. ah, so incredibly beautiful! I truly hope that we can visit Afghanistan one day, when it is a war -free zone.

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    1. agreed! It is definitely a country that would be a dream to explore if it was safe :)

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    1. Thanks! The country looks so beautiful, so it wasn't hard to find stunning images!

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  5. I can't stop looking at that first photo, her eyes are so amazing! It is so sad that there are places in the world that we might never see...

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    1. Aren't her eyes so striking! I had to stop myself from putting only pictures of afghanistan children up because they were all so beautiful!

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    1. Agreed! It looks absolutely stunning!

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