My Unlikely Christmas in Kabul

A first person experience of Christmas in the Afghanistan Capital.

by Fiona Shurki. This article originally appeared on PassBlue.

A street scene in Kabul, taken by the author, who is originally from Boston but worked for many years in Afghanistan. A Christmas she spent in the capital one year, she writes, was the most touching and surprising she had ever experienced.
The handmade green-onyx tea set given to the author by her Afghan friends for Christmas, bought in a risky trip to a village two hours from Kabul. It now sits in her home in Brooklyn.

Independent Coverage the United Nations. A project of The New School’s Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs, supported by the Carnegie Corporation.

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