Thursday, 4 March 2010

Grocery shopping







One of several grocery establishments in the bazaar, along with the local butcher shop. The produce is all shipped in from Pakistan, but that should be changing soon. Around 20 farmers have started orchards this year and they'll be planting vegetables between the trees instead of corn so the trees can survive as well as get something of value from their lands until the trees start yielding. I watched the butcher cut and weigh meat on the scale for his customers, always giving them just a little extra. While the level of sanitation is not quite up to US standards, at least the Afghans know enough to cook their meat thoroughly which will render almost all pathogens harmless.

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