Asia Grace

Bus stop oasis

near Gardez, Afghanistan

My brother Brian and I were taking a bus from Ghazni to Gardez, along a roadless track in the eastern province of Paktia. The packed mini-bus just drove through the dusty valleys whereever traction was best. It stopped by a stream where a stall sold tea and the men could wash, and sit on a carpeted patio over the stream.

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