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Saturday, September 18, 2010
Just joined Shelfari. Here's a vid of the founders.
I've also started up a readers' group for my students at AUAF. Let's see if we can get blogging on books and articles. One a day, people!
Oops. Well trying to add writing to the YouTube/Blogger link destroyed the vid link. The next post (above) was published straight from the YouTube page, successfully, as you can see. Hmmm... I'd like to be able to add text to this link. I'll play and let you know when I get it.
Spent Id ul Fitr in Herat; far from the Kabuli traffic and potholes. There are even functioning traffic lights. Some drivers have even noticed them. Marvellous.
Friday mosque erected by the Horrids; tilework restored a couple of centuries later by those extraordinary Timurids (Shah Rukh and The Lovely Jewel). Ansari's Shrine and Jami's Tomb. Many concrete animals, especially fountains.
We were very fortunate in having a student to take us around and keep us safe. The MarcoPoloHotel is a comic riot. I loved it. The two Yas restaurants are also recommended. A very refreshing weekend.
Arrived on 5 August to start work in Kabul at AUAF in Darulaman Road. Visited Darulaman Palace (ruins of, pic left) early on.
Settling in, getting used to living in a guesthouse, sharing kitchen between 3 of us, and a house between between about 18.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
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I think. Anyway, see earlier in this blog for the precise name. I have no way to reduce pics to e-mailable (to upload here) proportions at the moment. Working on it.
As you'll see from Twitter, currently in Mérida. Astounding.
In other news: Timoti called from Hyderabad.
Posted by mathew dallaway at 22:57
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Well, initial sign-in, anyway. Currently getting ready to leave Toledo for Merida, tomorrow morning.
Three nights here.
I was hoping to upload pics from the phone, but with roaming, it is too expensive. Internet cafes are too nervous to allow pic uploading. So none at the moment.
Posted by mathew dallaway at 18:06