A moment I like to reflect on.
Lake Chaqmaqtin, Afghanistan.
A young Kyrgyz girl on an early cold winter morning, washing up outside of her yurt, high in the Afghan Pamir. For lack of adequate facilities, even during the coldest months of the year when temperatures drop to minus 20 degrees in the Pamir Mountains, all basic human maintenance needs to be done outdoor.
After spending four weeks working on that project in that part of Afghanistan, trekking and living with the bare minimum, I remember, once back in the Western world how almost magical it felt doing the little everyday things that we often take for granted, like turning on the taps and get pure water that did not need to be boiled or purified before being consumed. It felt like something I was doing for the first time ever, such comfort and luxury I appreciated like never before.
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