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Friday Photo: Simple Life in the French Countryside

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There is beauty in simplicity. A glass bottle for water. A table in the sun. Weather worn chairs.

In the heart of the French Riviera, I’m taken to explore an organic farm. The earth tilled by horses, the rows of grapevines and olive trees soaking up the southern French sun. There’s a picnic table at the top of the hill, overlooking the valley that the house and farm sits on. Everything stops. The only sounds that of the chickens in the coop and the occasional goat. This is beautiful simple living.

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February 22, 2013 at 04:49

Friday Photo: The Good Life

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Sometimes cold mountain air does more for a creative work brainstorm than a desk could ever do. Well, all of the time actually.

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January 4, 2013 at 16:28

Friday Photo: Colorful Kabul

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The inside of Design Cafe in Kabul, Afghanistan, featuring the work of Rahim Walizada. A stark comparison to the dusty streets of the city outside.

My ten-part series on Afghanistan on Gadling kicks off today – learn more about traveling to Afghanistan here

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November 30, 2012 at 08:23

Friday Photo: Simplicity

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The simplest moments are often some of the happiest.

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November 23, 2012 at 19:42

Friday Photo: Creative Inspiration is Everywhere

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You just have to be looking for it.

From a wall in the Women’s Garden in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

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November 16, 2012 at 12:16

Kabul Bike Commute

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A crisp Friday morning on the road passing Darulaman Palace, southwest of central Kabul. Men cruise by on their way to work, pedaling heavy steel frames, dodging potholes. Many faces are swathed in scarves to protect against the morning chill. A group of men gathers at the road that leads to the palace, crouching low to the ground to drink a glass of tea and exchange the morning news. Even in the midst of conflict there is normalcy.

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November 9, 2012 at 07:42

Friday Photo: Outdoor Autumn Dinner

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Just because it’s colder and darker doesn’t mean we should stop eating outside.

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October 12, 2012 at 10:25