Carpets  

Kathleen  Fitzgerald  
  Today  is  a  BIG  day  for  me  in  Kabul  because  I  just  bought  my   first  carpet!  It's  about  3'x5'  and  made  of  a  silk-­‐wool  blend.  The   silk  was  dyed  with  saffron  for  the  orange  coloring.  It  was  $400,   which  seemed  really  expensive  to  me,  but  I  have  no  idea  how   much  it  would  cost  elsewhere.  Regardless,  it's  my  birthday   present  to  myself  :)  

 

  Also,  here  is  a  picture  of  the  old  section  of  Kabul  taken  from  my   car.  It's  a  terrible  picture,  but  it's  interesting  to  see  some  of  the   old  buildings  from  the  early  20th  century.  The  buildings  are   built  along  the  Kabul  River,  which  is  practically  dammed  up   with  trash.