It is Friday today, the Afghan weekend. . Yesterday, we took Freba for her birthday lunch to L'atmosphere. A Frenchy hip hangout that plays reggae, has a bar and a swimming pool and it is a total hippy dippy. Now if I was in any other place in the universe, I probably would have picked it as my usual spot. However I felt very guilty buying lunch for 3 at a price of a man's monthly salary.
Surprisingly the restaurant is located four doors down from my cousin's house and since we took the back roads, we had no idea until we left and were walking to find a cab. We ended up stopping there and seeing the construction site. Luckily my cousin's dog (Michael Jackson) was there and I got some much needed doggy time.
Today we had lunch at Heart Kabaab House. YUM YUM!!! I've gotten even fatter this trip. We finished shopping for samples in Chicken Street, found a local silk colorist from Mazar-i-sharif and couldn't keep my wallet close when I saw some seriously beautiful jewelry pieces. I shall post them on the website as my "Bazaar". Of course I was salivating over the museum quality royal lacquered pieces from Bukhara (my ancestral place) and I couldn't possibly afford them but nonetheless I managed to do some real damage.
This is one of the pieces I could not afford :-(
Tomorrow is "Jashn-e-aazaadi". The day Afghanistan took the liberty from the Brits. Everything will be closed. We will go visit the kids at the Mermon Children Center. I have missed them a lot!!!!. Can't wait to see them.
Big Kiss. Matin