Day: December 1, 2009

Three Women in Burqas in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2006
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More Troops in Afghanistan? It’s About Time

Should politics and travel mix? Having recently read Travel as a Political Act, if traveling to enrich the mind and spirit, it’s inevitable politics will play some role. For me, travel isn’t always about sleeping in lush beds and lounging by pools sipping cocktails (although that’s nice). It’s about experiencing, broadening my horizons, and making connections with people which is part of the reason I traveled to Kabul in March 2006. And traveling to a war-torn country means politics will play a role.

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