My apologies for not putting more posts up lately. Last week I accidentally deleted all the pictures in my camera, thus eliminating about two weeks of material.
Anyways, I traveled on a 45 minutes helicopter ride to Jalalabad for a two day agriculture meeting. Here's some pics of what A'stan looks like behind the mountains. I was surprised to still see small green valleys and small villages even on some of the roughest terrain.
The helicopters are amazingly agile creatures. They take off and land so gently but in the air tilt and turn on a dime. I've heard those inclined to motion sickness have trouble with helicopters; not surprising after riding in one.