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Inappropriately Dressed in Iraq

We arrived in Al Sulaymaniah in the mid-afternoon. Guess what? It was hot. Dry desert hot with the sun burning down in a way that makes a body want to find even a tiny piece of shade and hide until after sunset. I was still dressed for Iran (i.e. covered from wrists to ankles). I Read the Rest…

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Soldiers on the Iraq Turkey Border

When we passed through this border checkpoint just north of Mosul, Iraq, I waved out the window of our taxi at these kids taking a smoke break. I think they were shocked to see us. They came over to chat so I had to put my camera away lest I be breaking any rules by Read the Rest…

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Crossing the Iran-Iraq Border II: At the Border

Euphorbia, tenacious and growing recklessly on the lower reaches of the steep hillsides by the side of the road, leaves glaring green in this dry, mountainous desert heat. Allium, like over-sized purple dandelion seed-heads, a border of color looking completely out of place in this forbidding landscape. Nothing left in shorn fields of recently cut Read the Rest…

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Crossing The Iran – Iraq Border: Leaving Sanandaj

It was almost 11pm at night when Murph and I left the tiny ticket office on the main street in Sanandaj, Iraq. We walked back out into a throng of people still bustling about doing their shopping in the warm evening. (These things are related by the way, in Iran in July it’s so ferociously Read the Rest…

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