Thursday, July 30, 2009

My Afghanistan friend

I met Aref at Rotary's 100th international convention in Birmingham, England in June. He attended the Rotary Peace Symposium as a peace scholar.

I encouraged him to start a daily photo blog from his city of Herat in western Afghanistan and he did! Please check out his blog:

www.InnerPeaceHerat.blogspot.com

23 comments:

  1. I used to be in our Rotary club for many years and then stopped when I sold my business. I enjoyed it too and met many people but none so far away. I will go to his blog as soon as I leave this one.

    I enjoyed your photograph. It is very good.

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  2. bonne initiative de lui demander de faire un DP sur sa ville. Belle rencontre
    good initiative in asking him to make DP on its city. Nice meeting

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  3. So bra at DU inviterte Aref til at bli med!
    Flott gjort, Leif ! :-)

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  4. Thank you so much, Leif, for letting me know about your friend's new blog. I allready became a follower as Afghanistan is a country I'm very interested in and most problably will never visit...

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  5. I already visit Herat in western Afghanistan.
    Thanks for your recommend.

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  6. Can't imagine anyone doing what you suggest! Heh. Heh.

    Nah, he looks to be a nice gentleman and I like the fact he's involved in "peace."

    I shall look over his blog today! Thanks for the link.

    Meanwhile, try not to spin your wheels too much as Rotarians are prone to do!

    I was going to visit you in Eagan but I think you'd make fun of my palm tree berry stained Florida T-shirt!

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  7. Thank you for pointing me to Aref's blog, it looks very promising.

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  8. Thanks! I will give it a look.

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  9. Nettes Photo. Leif hat wie immer ein "breites Grinsen" auf seinem Gesicht :-))

    Ich werde gleich auf Aref's Blog schauen und ihm Grüsse aus Liechtenstein schicken.

    Monica

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  10. Thank you, Leif. I posted a comment on Aref's blog. Bravo for taking the initiative of making us know about the Herat daily photo blog.

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  11. Thanks, Leif! Thanks to you, we have a new blog! An excellent one!

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  12. Lieber Leif, vielen Dank für Deine Nachricht!
    Nein ich war nicht im Urlaub sondern habe seit letztem Wochenende grosse Probleme mit meinem Zahn. So war ich die ganze Woche jeden Tag beim Zahnarzt und es ist noch nicht vorbei...morgen geht es weiter. Urlaub wäre schöner gewesen.
    Ich hoffe Dir geht es gut?!
    Du hast eine gute Idee gehabt für Deinen Freund aus Afghanistan. Ich schaue mir den Blog an.

    Herzliche Grüsse von mir aus Berlin

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  13. Great job in convincing Aref to join our photo community. Who took your portrait?

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  14. I love the tree of your header! Leif from Hanninge Sweden does pictures of every time the same tree in another season..

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  15. hi eagan... thnx for your comments as always... :-)
    so that's why you were asking me to visit the blog...it's nice of you to encourage him...
    i think it's going to be an interesting one...
    btw, you both look great on that photo !

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  16. Thanks for encouraging a new blog from Afganistan. I will be checking it out after posting this.

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  17. Bravo Leif! :-)

    And... a little bit of Vernazza is waiting for your visit on Gliwice Daily Photo today ;-))

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  18. Wonderful idea for Aref to start a Daily City Blog!

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  19. So you are now a 'sensei' of daily photo blog. :-)

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  20. Did you also encourage him to join the CDP community? Because he doesn't seem to appear on the website yet.

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  21. A double treat. First definitely my kind of place. All that wonderful wine. Maybe you should do a wee tasting note post. Secondly great to see a photo blog coming out of Afghanistan. looking forward to more from Aerf. Thanks.

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  22. Ah, so it was YOU who got him started blogging. Good for you. I'm enjoying it already.

    Leif, sorry I am so late in answering comments. Your question about my not appearing on City Daily Photo is answered on my post today, with a link to you.
    Shalom!

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  23. Going to check out your friend's blog link now :-)

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