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Flatlay of travel items including a map a passport and sunglasses

In 2005-2006, I worked in Afghanistan. To go to work every day, I had to drive (actually I was passenger in a carpool van) on Jalalabad Road. This is when I started praying for safe travels.

Jalalabad Road is part of a highway that connects the Afghan capital of Kabul to the city of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan. Due to a high number of traffic accidents, this road is considered one of the most dangerous in the world. To keep myself from worrying about accidents and bombings, I tried to keep busy during the car trip.

As this was 2005, before smartphones, keeping busy...

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