John Ahmed Herlihy
When you travel to a remote and distant land, you fully expect to enter an unfamiliar and intriguing world of people, places and events that may interest, entertain and challenge you. In retrospect, I now realize that I didn’t enter Pathan Country; on the contrary the spirit of the Pathan had entered me. The truth is, one takes away from such a rare encounter more than a memory that can be expressed in words and phrases. One comes away feeling changed somehow and different, as if the experience had become a rite of passage.
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