To holmertz: Travelling to Mazar-e-Sharif - The TrekEarth Forums

Forums


Go Back   The TrekEarth Forums >

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

Great holmertz 2014-02-16 7:27

Hello Dietrich,
I was here in 1973 and loved the mosque and its garden. I am glad to see it looking so fine and well kept in spite of the many bad years that have followed. This is a very good photo with fine colours and excellent clarity and a human presence looking exactly like 41 years ago. I am amazed and impressed by your way of travelling through Afghanistan in recent days. I would never consider that.
Regards,
Gert

  #1  
Old 02-24-2014, 07:12 AM
meyerd meyerd is offline
TE Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 234
Default To holmertz: Travelling to Mazar-e-Sharif

Dear Gert,

it's a privilege to receive such kind words from an experienced traveller and photographer like you, thanks. Travelling in Afghanistan is no longer as dangerous/ adventurous as it may sound. When you were visiting Afghanistan in 1973 you must have accepted the same basic conditions like I did now: you had to prepare the detailed trip at home , stay in Choykhonas, to dress inconspicuously, learn a few words of Dari or Pashtu, take your time making contact or haggling for prices. On the road I always asked the police for advice which they were kind enough to give.

About the picture: I took it at 6 in the morning for the right light and the clouds. I was admitted to the shrine although infidels are not allowed because I wore a Shawla kamiz, a pakul and sandals. I also hid the compact camera :-)

My best regards to you, Dietrich
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:11 AM.



Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.
explore TREKEARTH