Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Flat George Vists Sulaumaniyah Iraq Day 1

Hello, World,
It's me, Flat George, in the wilds of Kurdistan, in Sulaymaniyah,
Iraq--one of the 41 best places to visit in 2011, according to the New
York Times
(http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/travel/09where-to-go.html)!


I flew here from the American Embassy, in Baghdad. It was a long, tiring
trip, but now I'm here and ready to explore!


The city has a semi-arid climate with very hot and dry summers and very
cold winters. You can see some of the surrounding mountain ranges, as
well as the city itself, with a population of almost 800,000.


The city has several museums and many historic sites, which I might be able to
visit. There is even a MaDonals (with the golden arches), but I've heard
"it's not the real thing"--which is probably a good!


 I'm going out to dinner tomorrow night at a real restaurant!



More later, when I get up from my nap.
Travelin' FG

11 comments:

George the Lad said...

Wow, I'm gona have to see if the real me can be sent around the world!!! I would stay away from that Ma Donals, looking forward to see what you get in the real restaurant ;)

Sarge said...

Hey Flat George!
Wow, great pix. Be careful over there, but enjoy the visit and have fun. Loved the post from the Colorado doggy show! Great stuff!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

scotsmad said...

Great pictures FG. You are going to a real restaurant AND going to be allowed in? (sigh).
Be sure to tell us about all the great places you visit.

sagechronicles said...

That looks like a furry interesting place to visit! What the jet-setter you've become.

Oskar said...

Wow, what an impressive itinerary (SP?)

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Maggie Mae said...

Flat George is really rackin' up da frequent flyer miles!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Maggie and Mitch said...

Let us know what you had for dindin, FG!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Amber DaWeenie said...

You're going to need bout 87 years to rest up after your tour! Have fun and stay safe!

sprinkles said...

Hey, you were just in Colorado. How did you get to Iraq so fast?!

I have a new digital camera now. Once I can figure out how to work it, I'm going to bring Flat George to school with me!

Mr. Pip said...

Well, geez flat George, I learned something new. I didn't realize there were safe places to travel in Iraq. I guess I should spend more more time reading the New York Times. Thanks for the education!

Your pal, Pip

Wyatt said...

You should have your own show on the travel channel :)
Go Flat George Go!!

Wyatt