Monday, July 18, 2011

Que Farah, Farah

Today I went on a one-day trip to Farah. It's the biggest province in Afghanistan but literally has a population of fewer than one million people. Flying over it is like flying over the far side of Mars:

The airport has one dirt runway, a water tower, and a gun tower:

Unfortunately, I couldn't take any pictures in the "city," since I was traveling in an MRAP convoy, with a helmet and body armor. Necessary, but very uncomfortable.

Heading back, after a long and dusty day:

1 comment:

  1. That looks like the greatest province in all of Afghanistan.

    In related news, it's sadly only the fourth largest province in Afghanistan. Lowest population density, though!