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A beauty in South Asia
October 24, 2012 10:23 AM   Subscribe


 
Probably having trouble booking wedding parties too.
posted by Egg Shen at 10:27 AM on October 24, 2012 [6 favorites]


Very hard sale, I don't envy their marketing dept.: "Come for the gorgeous views, stay for the devastating IED's"?
posted by growabrain at 10:28 AM on October 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thanks for describing it as a "torturous journey," BBC. Very helpful.
posted by elizardbits at 10:30 AM on October 24, 2012


Perfect setting for a Coen brothers movie. Them and Tarantino. That'll fix it.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:31 AM on October 24, 2012


*sigh* The sad thing is, I'd love to go.
posted by mykescipark at 10:33 AM on October 24, 2012 [3 favorites]


That's "tortuous", elizardbits. "Winding, crooked" or "tricky to handle."
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:39 AM on October 24, 2012


oh snapistan
posted by elizardbits at 10:43 AM on October 24, 2012 [8 favorites]


Yeah "tortuous" is kind of like "enormity" or "nonplussed" in that it's a bullshit word meant to trick people
posted by theodolite at 10:43 AM on October 24, 2012 [3 favorites]


Never seen anything like this before. Maybe small pools in caves or at Yellowstone but not entire open air lakes.
posted by stbalbach at 10:52 AM on October 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


"Tortious" is also wrongful.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:55 AM on October 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


As is Tortoise
posted by mcstayinskool at 10:56 AM on October 24, 2012


That's "tortuous", elizardbits. "Winding, crooked" or "tricky to handle."

It is generally accepted that "that's what she said" is truly a low form of wit. Yet there are occasions when it transcends its shallow origins.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 10:58 AM on October 24, 2012 [4 favorites]


Although I could totally see a tortise going here... laying on its back,... its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over.
posted by Hicksu at 10:58 AM on October 24, 2012


oh snapistan


*moves there*
posted by louche mustachio at 11:02 AM on October 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


Although I could totally see a tortise going here... laying on its back,... its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over.

You're not helping.
posted by Slap*Happy at 11:07 AM on October 24, 2012 [3 favorites]


National Anthem:

Oh Snapistan, Oh Snapistan,
wie treu sind deine menschen...
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:09 AM on October 24, 2012


Yeah.. no. Beautiful but deadly comes to mind.

(And honestly it looks like some areas of desert in Texas that have been baked to death. With blue food coloring in the water.)
posted by Malice at 11:24 AM on October 24, 2012


A friend of mine worked for the UN in Kabul a couple of years ago and wishes she could have seen more of the country. I've been sending her pictures from this site.
posted by mareli at 11:28 AM on October 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


Photos don't do justice to the haunting beauty of this lake. I hope Afghanistan is peaceful some day and more people can visit some of these awesome places that it has to offer.
posted by vidur at 11:51 AM on October 24, 2012 [3 favorites]


I'd really like to know what kind of formation/deposits makes for a hanging lake (also linked above).
posted by jb at 11:52 AM on October 24, 2012


You're not helping.
Why is that?
posted by MangyCarface at 11:58 AM on October 24, 2012


They offer skiing in Bamiyan. And something called the Afghan Ski Challenge.
posted by Rashomon at 1:45 PM on October 24, 2012


Although I could totally see a tortise going here... laying on its back,... its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over.
You're not helping.
Why is that?


What do you mean I’m not helping?
posted by bongo_x at 1:50 PM on October 24, 2012


This actually looks something like Lake Powell. I’d love to go there.
posted by bongo_x at 1:50 PM on October 24, 2012


The article starts out, "Imagine the Grand Canyon filled with water....." Who knew that the BBC and Goldwater had things in common.


It looks like a beautiful place, but like many in conflicted parts of the world, not one I will visit any time soon.
posted by Atreides at 1:58 PM on October 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Looks beautiful. Unfortunately, it's hard to take in the beauty if your head has been severed from your body during the journey.
posted by Dasein at 3:47 PM on October 24, 2012


I wish I had the ability to teach and foster peace. The world would be so much nicer if we could all learn to accept and enjoy our differences. But it's really about enough.

There's always someone who has enough but wants more, and someone else without enough, who must have more. And that sets it all up for suspicion, resentment, and violence.

And that's before even touching the divisive monstrosity called religion.
posted by Goofyy at 10:51 PM on October 24, 2012 [1 favorite]




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