Spanish Friday: Pupusas en Afganistán

Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.Yo no creía que comería las pupusas en Afganistán pero me sorprendía. No las comí en la cafetería pero en la casa de unos amigos que vivían en El Salvador con nosotros y están aquí en Kabul.Pupusas de frijol con queso, con curtido y salsa roja.

Amazon Fire TV

I’ve never been a big TV watcher (remember how I had never seen an episode of The Sopranos and how I still haven’t finished the series, a year and a half later?). And with one day off, I prefer to spend my limited free time doing other things. You know, like working out, reading and scrapbooking. Or sleeping.Continue reading “Amazon Fire TV”

Afghanistan Culebra

I neglected to adjust the recipe for altitude but it turned out OK.One thing that seems to cross all cultures is food — specifically, a love of it. I didn’t need to take “Afghan Familiarization,” the mandatory pre-departure training at the Foreign Service Institute, to know this, though they did suggest that, upon return from one’s travels,Continue reading “Afghanistan Culebra”

Spanish Friday: Los Fines de Semana

Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.Una de las cosas más extraña sobre la vida en la embajada en Kabul es que todos los días son lo mismo. Trabajamos de domingo a jueves (el horario laboral “oficial”) y tenemos solo los viernes como día libre … porque casi todo el mundo tiene queContinue reading “Spanish Friday: Los Fines de Semana”

Afghanistan Arrival

Drexel Heritage furniture, how I’ve missed you.Kail and I arrived safely to Afghanistan last week. It’s been a whirlwind first few days in country, what with the long journey, jetlag, various orientations/check-in processes and trying to meet our colleagues and neighbors, learn our way around and, oh yeah, dive into work. We’re adapting, slowly but surely.