Vexen Crabtree (vexen) wrote,
Vexen Crabtree

Dust, sand and critters

There was a dust storm brewing a few times, could only see 50 meters at one point, but it died down. It gets quite painful to open eyes whilst outdoors!

It is much hotter here (Mazaar-e-Sherif) than it is in Kabul, it verges on 50 degrees, and 40 degrees in the shade. I am here at Mes for another two weeks (probably), before returning to Kabul. I'm some kind of free-floating technician.

The bugs are energetic, and spontaneously generate randomly. Only the small red ants are organized.

There are only 11 Brits on this camp, plenty of French, Belgians, Swedes, Finnish, hundreds of Germans, a few guys from Croatia and a few from Hungary. Amongst others. I am on the night shift, but haven't had any time to myself on account of there being a barbeque.
Tags: afghanistan, desert, heat, insects, work
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