Searching For Food
Three and One-Half Months in Herat
Between August and November, 2007, after briefly
passing through Kabul, I resided in Herat, the third
largest city in Afghanistan, situated in the northwest
quadrant of the country and within 50 miles of Iran
to the west. Turkmenistan, formerly Russia, lies 70
miles due north. Ancient Herat is on the Silk Road
and touches the northernmost beginnings of the
notorious Ring Road, the road to Kandahar.
Through the turmoil of 30 years of constant
conflict the country has managed to maintain its
unique culture and character. Though surrounded
by poverty, the warmth and hospitality are more
the custom than the exception.
Beautiful people, laughing children.
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