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The struggle continues

So today I should have had my letter from the Ministry of Information and Culture. Believe it or not, the letter came! Sadly, the letter is worthless.

I am beginning to think that it will be easier just to climb the mountain of paperwork in front of me than to climb any mountain in the Wakhan. Today’s letter arrived, gleefully announcing to the Department of Information and Culture that I would be popping in to see them in…. Faizabad! I do not read Dari, so I did not find this out until after I sent the letter on to its destination. I got an email back saying ‘you are going to Faizabad? But it is too dangerous to drive from Faizabad to the Wakhan!’ I know this; it was issue one from Sunday’s blog! I try to explain that this is a mistake and can he scratch that part out. Of course not, and besides that, there is no stamp on the letter. There is absolutely no way the officials providing the permit can accept a letter without an official stamp. Everything must be official! So, again I have no letter.

Also today, mom read Sunday’s blog and is now worried about the security in Faizabad. Really!? How many times do I need to tell people I am NOT going to Faizabad!? See issue one from Sunday mom!

Perhaps I am not going anywhere – at least I will be closer to a toilet.

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This entry was posted on July 10, 2012 by in The Wakhan Corridor and tagged , , , .

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