We took a 3 hour drive north of Kabul to a place called Shamali,beautiful scenery with so many fruit trees that every tree you bump into there’s some type of fruits to fall on your head. Hear is some pictures to help explain my wonderful experience.

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Sorry I haven’t updated the blog in a bit,I was enjoying my vacation after not having one for five years. It has been a wonderful experience,even though I had gotten deathly sick,poisoned by a damn scorpion plant and was not too far from 2 firefights. I was happy enough to travel to my fathers home village,Khoshi,I stayed their for my cousins wedding and the second time I stayed for 2 nights and 3 days. The village is a true definition of what a simple life should be,in slept under the stars,watched how the young boys farmed to keep their crops alive,stared in awe at how amazing my grandfathers masjid has turned out after the additions to it. The only way I can show you my journey is by pictures:

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This was my first trip along with my last trip to khoshi Village.

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So it’s day 6 here in Kabul, Afghanistan & I have already barged my brains out & had diarrhea, I am officially in Kabul now haha. I’m actually surprised, my metabolism has been sped up due to my months of dieting that after I got sick,within in hours of sleep and plenty of fluids I heal up. Ramadan starts on July 8th,which will be very exciting for sure since we are spending half of it here in Afghanistan. Here are some pictures of what’s close by, we haven’t traveled to other places yet but we will before Ramadan:

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Kabul is an amazing place,so manny people,amazing scenery,great food & always surrounded by beautiful mountains. In went to a small,basement like gym already after almost 2 weeks of traveling and recuperating:

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It was great to get a good workout in,I mailed my supplements from New Jersey to Kabul exactly 2 weeks ago so anyway now in should get them. In the mean time my ore workout is Monster Energy Drink and they have EAS packaged protein shake if 20 grams of protein each so most likely I’ll drink 2 after my workout with either white rice or bread. I eyeball all my food instead of weighing them because my scale isn’t here and my family who lives in a third world country would think me crazy for limiting my food intake with a scale hahaha. I am so grateful to God for giving me this experience and time to relax from work, after 5 years of work I can enjoy vacation with my wife,who as well hasn’t seen her family in 5 years. It will never be that long again & we will visit at least every 1-2 years,saving is always important folks!

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So here we are,my wife and I,traveling. We got 3 hours of sleep last night,woke up at 5 am,got ready and headed out with our luggage. 20130528-111203.jpg

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We left at 6:15 am and didn’t arrive at JFK till 8am.

The check in desk opened at 9 am, we weighed our luggage at home last night,then this morning before they opened. The Rules are each passenger is allowed 50 lbs each luggage,which should be 32 inches long I believe,like a duffle bag. We brought 9 bags with each one weighing 65 lbs each just incase something was a little over or not. Good thing I lift weights because these bags were insanely light,everyone was looking at me as if I had super strength haha.
Saliha and I said our tearful goodbyes to everyone & went through security. I’m not surprised on how overpriced everything is,all these fancy expensive stores,even the snack stands were charging $3 for a bottled water! I was going to buy those neck pillows but they costed $32 so I figured I’ll live haha. I was so relieved to see one of these though:

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Everything’s charged,thanks to all of you for saying good bye,you are all in our prayers, we will update you once we land in Turkey at 5am their time InshaAllah.

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