Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Flat George Visits Sulay: Day 2

Hello, again!
This is my second day in Sulaymaniyah, and my first day out and about.
We visited a lovely park, the Municipal Park, across the street from the University of Sulaymaniyah. Students like to visit and eat lunch here.





Then on to a.....three story shopping mall. I guess that just goes to show that they are everywhere! Here's a picture of me, and my traveling pack, waiting on a bench in the mall.


 Beside me is the small package of Cuban cigars my Traveling Companion was so excited to find. She explained to me that this particular cigar was "the most eagerly-awaited" among "the enthusiasts in the art of smoking." Then she told me I was too young for one, and she didn't really approve of them anyway.
That's when I smelled the Burger House, right across the way.


 But she nixed that too, as we were headed to the open bazaar.

We saw bags of dried grains and fruits,


and the most beautiful fresh fruits.


Finally, we headed back home, where I managed to grab one of those cigar things. Definitely not as good as a greenie, or an old bone. I was just sniffing, really.....


On to Erbil, Iraq tomorrow, perhaps by way of Gibralter....if those Gibralter monkeys don't get me.

Travelin' FG

8 comments:

George the Lad said...

Wow FG, you sure are seeing the sites, good job you were only sniffing!! you might have gone up in smoke!!!

scotsmad said...

The markets looked interesting; but we think the burger looked better. You've had a very busy day.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

sagechronicles said...

Loved the market! You should go to La Rambla in Barcelona. Hey, that's an idea! Hope to see you there sometime.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Are you sure you wouldn't prefer those yummy looking fruits to that stinky old cigar, FG?

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Amber DaWeenie said...

Nix da cigar right now....da burger might be good. Nice shopping area.

Oskar said...

It looks like you are a pioneer.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Wyatt said...

Watch out for those monkeys!!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Bouncing Bertie said...

GEorge, we are getting very envious of all your exotic travelling. Aberdeen is looking very grey today.
Toodle pip!
Bertie.