Overseas Assignment 2007: KL to Dubai to Kabul, The Hectic Journey – Part 3

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(Kabul International Airport is next to the US airbase and thus located in a war zone. Image source: Zee News)

Read Part 1 & Part 2 first

We landed in Kabul just after 10.00 am. Surprisingly this time around, the pilot did not make the “crazy loop” before flying down to the runaway (the locals say that if the pilot is doing the crazy loop, it means not safe to land).… [Click to read the rest] “Overseas Assignment 2007: KL to Dubai to Kabul, The Hectic Journey – Part 3”

Overseas Assignment 2007: KL to Dubai to Kabul, The Hectic Journey – Part 2

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(The famous Dubai Airport Duty Free area for us to roam around before we leave to Kabul. Image Source: Arabian Business)

Read about Part 1 here

It was almost 5.30 am when I was awakened from my sleep by the air stewardess. We were about to land. Although I think I slept well my whole body was aching – it is really hard to find a good sleeping position in a fully packed economy class.… [Click to read the rest] “Overseas Assignment 2007: KL to Dubai to Kabul, The Hectic Journey – Part 2”

Overseas Assignment 2007: KL to Dubai to Kabul, The Hectic Journey – Part 1

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Let me break it up into several “parts” the story of my travel from Malaysia to Kabul (my 2nd home for this year) – too tired to write in full (Image Source: Politico Magazine):-

Part 1 – From KLIA to Dubai

Part 2 – From Dubai to Kabul

Part 3 – Arrival in Kabul

The journey from KLIA to Dubai…

[Click to read the rest] “Overseas Assignment 2007: KL to Dubai to Kabul, The Hectic Journey – Part 1”

Overseas Assignment 2007: Flying into Kabul Again?

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This is what was going in my mind now as I am sitting in my office on a Saturday night, pondering over an issue that my colleague in Kabul have just sent me over the email. Image source: Politico Magazine

The matter was not on the issue but more disturbing was another email  – from the client’s CEO to my big boss requesting me to be assigned to Kabul to help out on the system.… [Click to read the rest] “Overseas Assignment 2007: Flying into Kabul Again?”

TDS: Total Dissolved Solids in Kabul (Day 15)

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Image Source: The Take Out

It is Day 15 in Kabul

I have been learning new things abroad and whilst it is mostly related to my work but there are some that are not. One of it is the quality of water that we drink.

Before this assignment, I had no idea just how bad was the quality of water until a friend of mine explained about it and that included noting down the TDS value of the water.… [Click to read the rest] “TDS: Total Dissolved Solids in Kabul (Day 15)”

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