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Musings, Reflections and Random Moments in Sulimanayah

1.  Heat. It’s hot now.  Every day is really, really hot.  The actual, reported, official temperature during the summer here, like in the UAE, is not accurate; it’s always underreported.  The reported temperature at the moment (10:30 am) in Suli … Continue reading

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Springtime Picnic in the Mountains!

The Kurds, (like the Gulf Arabs) here in Kurdistan anyway, seem to be mad for picnicking, and as soon as the warmer spring weather arrives, people from the cities make for one of the many beautiful spots in the mountains … Continue reading

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Bazaar!

  Or, BUHZ-ah, as my students pronounce it and, really, they oughta know.  The bazaar here is the real McCoy; it’s where the local people go to buy absolutely anything they need.  From clothes to produce to electronics to live … Continue reading

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Apparent safety

It often seems as though things are safer here than they are in almost any place I’ve seen or been.  As mentioned before, the Peshmerga guards are everywhere: in front of our apartment building, in front of the university, at … Continue reading

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