Monthly Archives: May 2010

Farewell Kabul: British Council, Peshawar and University Twinning

Kabul Diary by Mike Petterson 23 May 2010 My time in Kabul ended with flight PK 250 from Kabul to Peshawar, Pakistan. The mainly empty propeller plane took its handful of passengers eastwards across the Khyber. We headed over the … Continue reading

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Geography Geopolitics and Geo‐Beauty

Kabul Diary by Mike Petterson 23 May 2010 Land‐locked countries in the middle of continents have to contend with (as a fact of life) many neighbours. Just take a look at a map of Afghanistan surrounded by Pakistan, Iran, China, … Continue reading

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The Aid Circus

Kabul Diary by Mike Petterson 22 May 2010 Kabul abounds with aid people. It is a truly international community. Europeans, North and South Americans, Turks, Iranians, Bangladeshis, Indians, Chinese, Pakistanis – even Africans from very poor countries themselves. So many … Continue reading

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Kites, Cricket, Traffic and Zips

Kabul Diary by Mike Petterson 21 May 2010 Friday is holiday time for Kabulis. It’s a time for the mosque, meditation and prayer and/or family, friends and relaxation. The mullahs cry out from the many mosque‐speakers around the town sermonising … Continue reading

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The future is before my eyes!

20 May Kabul Diary by Mike Petterson Today I had the privilege of speaking to 55 18‐20 year old students at the University of Kabul. I was there together with fellow Kabul University teachers and officers from the British Council. … Continue reading

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Extreme Afghanistan

Kabul Diary by Mike Petterson 19 May 2010 It has been a fascinating experience returning to Afghanistan after a gap of 3 years. Between 2003 and 2007 I visited Afghanistan some 8 or 9 times as Director of a major … Continue reading

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Kabul retrospective

The following series of posts are from Mike Petterson, who is collaborating with Beyond Distance on the Giraffe project, and has recently been visiting Kabul. We are delighted to have Mike as our first guest blogger. He starts with a … Continue reading

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