Sometimes it best to view the world and what Afghanistan is like from a different viewpoint. To view Afghanistan from the ground is a challenge simply because everyday the threat to life is real, it’s not simply the case of being here on holiday, taking in the scenery and being a happy snapper, it is in fact a war zone. But if you was to ever get to see Afghanistan from above, like from the view of a helicopter, then the country is truly amazing, beautiful, it takes your breath away with the stunning landscapes, areas of irrigation (green zones), rock features, mountain ranges and small tribal villages set against the hazed backdrop of the sand and sun. It’s a stunning country but with its history, local life and produce, it’s just a shame as this place has only ever known war and death, a country nicknamed the ‘graveyard of empires’ from its countless encounters with foreign powers, could and will hopefully become once again one of the most stunning countries to ever be able to visit.
A while back it was time for me to move from the comfort that Camp Bastion provided me with and step outside the wire as we call it and move to a new location, somewhere where the comfort wasn’t as clean, facilities were more home grown and hand made, where resources are few and far between, so with my one way ticket for now, it was time to jump aboard my helicopter ride to my new home until someone decides it’s time for me to come home.
So the next few images will allow you to see Afghanistan from a different view point, so sit back and enjoy the flight. Next stop is our new home.
Regards Project Afghan.