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Calais Diaries: That Time I Got Yelled at By One of the Refugees

My first day at Jungle Books in the Calais Jungle went smoothly and I met some nice people…until the very end. On my way to a classroom, I passed a young man around 20 years old from Kabul, who muttered something unintelligible, yet… Continue Reading

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How I Booked a $5,000+ Trip to Thessaloniki, Calais and London with Points and Miles

About a month ago, I booked a spontaneous trip to Europe in order to volunteer with two organizations helping refugees in Greece and France. The route outlined in the title is the same one hundreds of thousands of refugees are… Continue Reading

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Tips for Visiting Kabul: Transportation, Lodging, and Staying Connected

Tips for Visiting Afghanistan: Is it Safe? Tips for Visiting Kabul: Transportation, Lodging, and Staying Connected In the previous post we covered whether Afghanistan is a safe place to visit. If that hasn’t deterred you from visiting, here are a… Continue Reading

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Trip Report: Kabul Airport (2012)

Parking Lot at Kabul Airport

Introduction Admiral’s Club Charles De Gaulle Airport, Paris British Airways Business Class Lounge Heathrow Airport British Airways Business Class London – Dubai Chaos at Dubai Airport Safi Airways Dubai – Kabul Kabul, Afghanistan  Arghandeh, Afghanistan Northern Afghanistan Kabul Airport Hyatt… Continue Reading

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Trip Report: Northern Afghanistan (2012)

Introduction Admiral’s Club Charles De Gaulle Airport, Paris British Airways Business Class Lounge Heathrow Airport British Airways Business Class London – Dubai Chaos at Dubai Airport Safi Airways Dubai – Kabul Kabul, Afghanistan  Arghandeh, Afghanistan Northern Afghanistan Kabul Airport Hyatt… Continue Reading