China-Thailand-Middle East: A never-ending search for revelations, connections, understandings, cultural enlightenment, spirituality, good food and a good time.

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This year I was determined to have a more interesting visit to the Middle East compared to last year. I also wanted to have some different experiences in Asia as well. In particular, I thought interacting with some of the distinct animals in this part of the world would help me to not miss my doggies so much.

Once again I applied to visit Iran although the prospects for successfully receiving a visa did not look too positive. So as an alternative to Iran, I planned a visit to Northern Iraq. After a little research I learned the situation in Iraqi Kurdistan was quite stable and so I made plans to visit this interesting part of the world. And I am so glad I did just that!

  • Syria - My Gateway to the Middle East
  • A short stay in Hawler/Arbil
Trip Start Jan 21, 2007
Trip End Mar 07, 2007

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