G-string Journey

One Wild Journey, One Crazy Couple, One Life to Live

Regi$tration

We are now in the process of trying to register the Volkswagen with the Authorities in Afghanistan. We need to do this so we can get the car’s documents in … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · 8 Comments

Smile!

I am reposting this photo today in response to the Word A Week Photo Challenge at A Word In Your Ear. The word for the week is “Smile”  Its a … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · 15 Comments

Women drivers

Hubby and I had our first ride in the bug together. We realized on the way that although we have had the car for a few years, we have been … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · 8 Comments

The Kabul to Cork route

So here it is; the first rendition of our planned route. It is our first encounter with a navigational tool of the naive kind! To believe that we can plan … Continue reading

December 5, 2012 · 17 Comments

Every journey begins with one small step

Last week was the first small step on the big journey. We drove the car with its newly assembled engine from Jalalabad road’s RMA Group office to our home in … Continue reading

December 3, 2012 · 16 Comments

Scotch and Civilization

As the days passed, I started to feel somewhat removed from the rest of the world. Feeling removed is a nice feeling in many ways – as long as you like your … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 9 Comments

Yaks and traditional hydration

I wake up and find my tent is still in the same place I pitched it, but the ground is soaking wet and my tent fly is inside out hanging … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · 7 Comments

Weathering the storms

First thing first. Find a ‘bathroom’. You may have noticed by now that although the Wakhan vegetation is intriguing, it does not provide the best outhouse. A few times I thought … Continue reading

August 17, 2012 · 9 Comments

Walk-on Juma!

I dejectedly turn to face the path in front of us and mentally calculate the estimated hours it will take for me to burn to a crisp. I figure I … Continue reading

August 16, 2012 · 10 Comments

Packing the necessities

I wake up, somewhat stiff from the cold, to raised voices outside my tent. Groggy and achy I look for my clock. 4:50 am. Ugh. Normally, I wake up with … Continue reading

August 4, 2012 · 6 Comments

Tea and the camera man

I decide to take a walk around Sarhad to familiarize myself with the area and to take some photos. Just next to my tent, which is now sitting at an altitude … Continue reading

August 3, 2012 · 3 Comments

Kret to Sarhad e Broghil

I decide I need to walk into Kret to find out why I was abandoned at the airstrip and to determine the best way to get myself to Sarhad. As I … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · 9 Comments

Flying Shotgun

I arrive at the airport at the designated 03:00 am. Yes, AM! I am surprised by the number of Afghans at the airport already elbowing their way through the three … Continue reading

July 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Wakhan Menu

Some of you may be wondering what I intend to eat in ‘one of the most remote places in the world.’ I was wondering the same myself! In the Wakhan, … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · 6 Comments

Saw this blog today. Could be of great value for a long drive from KABUL to CORK!!

July 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Wakhan Journey Lives!

Last night we sent two letters from the Ministry of Information and Culture to my helping hand in he Wakhan. He replied this morning saying: On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · 3 Comments

The last straw

Today I’m at my wits end. The last straw is about to be plucked from my Wakhan broom. I am speaking with the Ministry of Information and Culture and they tell … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

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 … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Journey to the Wakhan Corridor

Photography © 2005 Matthieu Paley, http://www.paleyphoto.com For the last five years I have been in Afghanistan (yes, I know five years is too long and I should get out – … Continue reading

July 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Do people really read these things?!

How the hell anyone has time to write a blog, let alone read one, I don’t know. But I guess I am going to find out. I am a Canadian … Continue reading

July 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

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