Thought for the day….” You may delay, but time will not”
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled”.
Sharing borders with 6 countries, Afghanistan (population 32 million) became independent from the UK in 1919. Pashto (a form of Persian) and Dari are the two official languages. Kandahar was the original capital, before it was moved to Kabul. The national game is not football, but buzkashi, or goat grabbing, where people in two teams on horseback try to catch a goat. Kite flying is also a popular sport. The highest mountain, Nowshak, rises to 7485m. It is the world’s largest producer of opium, and since the US occupation which started in 2001, opium production has been on the rise. It is said to also be the largest producer of cannabis in the world.
Today’s photo is of an Afghan market trader, complete with the usual headscarf…..
and another photo from the archives….a 747 of Singapore Airlines leaves Zurich, Switzerland….nearly 400 tonnes !
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Thought for the day…” Live each day as if it was your first, with wonder and amazement. Live in the past and you will fade in the future”.
The people working at Air France/KLM clearly do not want to stay in a job. Still no reply from them, and they just do not answer my emails. Apparently, they do not see that customers ultimately pay their salaries, and that unhappy customers will go elsewhere. Not surprised that they are losing money, as I have found them to be such a terrible airline. So Air France/KLM are on the no-fly list now. When you have tried some of the Asian or Arab carriers, then you soon see just how bad Air France/KLM are. They may have been good once, but not now. So the advice is to avoid Air France/KLM if you want good service.
And on the subject of airlines, here is a photo of the cockpit of a Fokker 100 jet. Nice, clear and uncluttered cockpit of this old aircraft. Built in the Netherlands, and introduced into service in 1988, it carried around 107 passengers. Although owned by Daimler Benz Aerospace, the loss-making company closed down in 1997.