Thanksgiving in Afghanistan

As I prepare the menu for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded that last year at this time I was in Afghanistan.  This was the first time I had ever been in that country.  I had mentally prepared myself to just “suffer through” it.  I imagined that as an American, I would not be very popular.  I imagined that as a woman, I would be treated “less than.”  However, after being in Afghanistan for almost a month spending time at the capital in Kabul, in the west at Herat and in the north at Mazar, I can honestly say that none of my fears were founded.  By dressing more conservatively than… Read More

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