Category Archives: tea

In which fave chicken place leads me to VIP hospital treatment

….with a few not so fun bits in between, but hey! that’s life. Friend Jason, who I worked with in COB Speicher (1 km. from Tikrit, in Iraq), came for a visit, really to see his former students from Erbil … 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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