Literally, the “abode of peace”, Darulaman Palace was ruined as rival Mujahideen factions fought for control of Kabul during the early 1990s. Today, it stands as a deeply cynical symbol of Afghanistan’s future … a country ruined by insurgency and government corruption. But Darulaman also stands for a wildly hopeful future … a vibrant country rebuilt by Afghan entrepreneurs with the help of NATO and others.
I’ve been away from Afghanistan for over a year now, and I’ve found the time and distance have made it harder and harder to maintain perspective of the country and its people …
Clearly, it’s time to wrap up this blog.
Thanks to all who’ve taken the time to read my favorite posts:
And also my most popular posts:
- The 10 Dari Phrases You Need to Know
- 10 More Dari Phrases (Nice to know)
- 4th of July at Camp Eggers
- Your Experience May Vary poster
Bottom line: Fare well, Afghanistan. And farewell …
* Photo by ET1 Peterson, USN
** Photo by Shah Marai, AFP/Getty Images