What Street Life Looks Like In Kabul Right Now

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Ever wonder what it would look like if you were to, oh, pack up and head to Kabul, Afghanistan, i.e., the ultimate off-the-beaten-path-bet-you-haven’t-been-there city, for a week of R&R? Well, here’s your chance.

In October, volunteer Anna Brones spent two weeks in Afghanistan with Mountain2Mountain, a non-profit focused on women in Afghanistan, where she chronicled what life is like on the ground in one of the most volatile cities in the world, the results of which were published on Gadling.

My favorite is the above shot depicting what is likely the lunchtime rush, an experience every person in the world can relate to. One of the vendor exchanges money with an unknown figure who has parked nearby on his motorbike; a conversation between a few locals is occurring nearby on the muddy street. Though war-torn, and with a future uncertain, life goes on here, just like everywhere else in the world, with people attending to the necessities of life.

[The Streets of Kabul, Afghanistan/Gadling]

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