The big decision facing any ex-pat in Kabul on any given Thursday, the start of the Afghan weekend, is what to do that night. In the glitz and glamour of Kabul’s party scene, the choice can be heavy as the security. There was the ‘Luna’ party at the new Kabul health club or the opening of a chic new gallery or a masked ‘ball’ at a private house run by Australians. Or there was the Kabuli Nites Bollywood-themed party at Martini’s, the trendy nightclub that actually lives up to the hype. It is beautiful, and not just beautiful because it’s in Kabul.
Kabul Dreams the new band who write and sing their own songs, did Oasis’s Wonderwall Kabul’s ‘It’ girls glammed up and drank the cocktails. One had gone to an Afghan hairdresser to have each eyelash embedded with glitter.
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Originally published at The Huffington Post on the 19th of June, 2010.