Normally, in Afghanistan we don’t have street names and street numbers. There are some streets and almost all towns with names. Funny story how streets and some towns are named but before that: I was driving outside Jalalabad city the other day and I needed directions to a friend’s house. I asked a couple of famers with their shovels on their shoulders for directions to a friend’s house in the area. In rural areas where people live in small towns and closely connected villages everybody knows everybody. Even if they live in two geographically different villages they will tell you where everybody lives. This man went on and on about the directions. It got so confusing and I closed my eyes trying to navigate but it didn’t work. He named so many different colors of gates and doors, big and small trees, rights and lefts, nears and behinds, and Arabic names of mosques. I apologized and I had him repeat the directions furtively turning my phone voice recorder on. There was no way I could’ve found the place without listening to that recording all the way to his door. It’s funny how some streets and some towns are named after someone prominent, rich, or notorious who lives on the street. For example, the street behind ours is called, “Multan Kaka Kosa”. Meaning Uncle Multan Street. It was named after the notorious fighter, Multan who has been in a physical fight or argument at least once with almost everyone in the neighborhood. Our street, da sarafano kosa, meaning the money exchangers street, was named after this wealthy supposedly “money exchanger” who was a night shift drug dealer. Though the “money exchanger” no longer lives in the neighborhood, it’s still called the money exchangers street.