In Afghanistan, the key to personal security is to stay a moving and elusive target: never stick to a routine, move quickly and unobtrusively. This was not only for our safety, but the safety of those we met. Fraternizing with Westerners can draw the wrath of local Taliban -- members recently beheaded two children in Kandahar province to warn citizens of the danger of collaborating with the Afghanistan government.
Writer, Magazine Editor
Roberta Staley is an award-winning magazine writer and editor who has reported from conflict and post-conflict zones around the world, including Cambodia, Haiti, Soweto, South Africa, Colombia, and Afghanistan. She blogs at <a href="http://journeystotheedge.com/" rel="nofollow">Journeys to the Edg</a>e. She is planning to return to Afghanistan next year to shoot a documentary.
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