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© Sonia Adam Murray
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UploadedMay 15, 2009
TakenMay 15, 2009
MakeCanon
ModelCanon PowerShot G9
Exposure1/100 sec at f/4
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Focal Length7.4 mm
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Three Cups of Tea gives one a glimpse into the lives of girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is the Pakistan/Afghanistan custom to drink three cups of tea to do business, the first you are a stranger, the second you become a friend and the third you join the family. This is a fascinating story about Greg Mortenson who tried unsuccessfully to climb the K2. His life turned around unexpectedly having grown fond of the inhabitants and he promised to build a girl's school. The book takes you through his encounters with the tough war lords, the help he received from the locals who saved him pennies and his life, his near encounters and the girls and their stories. Over a decade Greg Mortenson achieved building fifty-five schools especially for girls against all odds. It is an insight into the way of life in these countries, in the rugged and harsh countryside and proves to us that with a humanitarian spirit and tremendous courage life can become better for those left behind. I highly recommend this book; it certainly gives one an insight into life in these countries.

21 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (15 May 2009):

    You should put this under the book report theme. Great SP Sonia. I am glad to see you relaxing.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (15 May 2009):

    Hi, Beautiful Lady :) What a fabulous SP.........!!!!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (15 May 2009):

    Very nice to meet you, Sonia!. I agree with Reg. Either book report or 1/365. Great sp. !

  • Simon Kossoff

    Simon Kossoff (Deleted) gave props (15 May 2009):

    Hi Sonia!

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (15 May 2009):

    Eh Sonia: nice to meet you!!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (15 May 2009):

    Awww terrific Sonia!! Super entry!!

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (15 May 2009):

    Sonia this is a great book report..I'm going to have to read it now! Great job and entry!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (15 May 2009):

    Excellent entry and description of this book. Wonderful shot.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (15 May 2009):

    The book sounds like it is very interesting, I will put it on my list of books to see about reading. I have a lot lined up and always have one going.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (16 May 2009):

    A wonderful sp, Sonia, and a great entry for this theme. Must read that book.

  • Pilar Coll i Gatells

    Pilar Coll i Gatells said (16 May 2009):

    Ei, Sonia. . .Salutacions. . .

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (17 May 2009):

    Great Photos and story

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne   gave props (18 May 2009):

    Good SP showing some of your surroundings and concerns.

  • AJ Mears

    AJ Mears said (9 Jun 2009):

    That is a great book. Every person I meet who's read it gets something different out of it. Almost as if they read a different book. It was highlighted in a Dearborn school by the principal who made all the teachers read it to reinvigorate them to educate their kids. Your expression matches the tone of the book. Nice capture!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (22 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful lighting and a great self portrait of you ... the book sounds very interesting!

  • lisa anderson

    lisa anderson gave props (1 Jul 2009):

    very nice

  • John Edwin May

    John Edwin May gave props (7 Jul 2009):

    Excellent!

  • Ingz

    Ingz (Deleted) gave props (13 Jul 2009):

    very beautiful work xxx

  • Nancy Berman

    Nancy Berman gave props (29 Sep 2009):

    This is a wonderful book. Inspiring and moving.

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia said (8 Apr 2010):

    Hi Sonia, Great self photo. Great sp.

  • Ashley Miller

    Ashley Miller gave props (31 Aug 2011):

    I just finished this book! Great photo and choice of book :)

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