Saturday, 22 January 2011

From Gibraltar to Erbil, Iraq!!

Phfew! I just managed to escape the Apes of Gibraltar--thanks to George
the Lad's real life friends. George, you've got some great friends!

On from Gibraltar to Erbil, Iraq! Erbil is the fourth largest city in
Iraq, and the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.




I went for a long walk on the outskirts of Erbil, viewing the
magnificent mountains and enjoying the clean air and sunshine. It was 45
(7) degrees today.





Can you see me camouflaged in the brush?



Then we went downtown and toured the Citadel. This site is the oldest
continuously inhabited town in the world. The Citadel was occupied is
5,000 BC, possibly earlier.




The Citadel is an occupied mound, in the historical heart of Erbil,
rising from the surrounding plain.




Finally, we stopped at a store there (you can see that it has a
website!). It sold rugs, scarves, books, and assorted old-looking stuff.
No old bones, though, I checked!



I'm not sure about my travel plans for tomorrow....But I'm sure that
wherever I end up, it will be exciting.

So long for now.

Travelin' FG

11 comments:

George the Lad said...

Yes I spotted you in the bush!! I surpose a dog got to have some privacy, I hope you are putting factor 50 sun cream on other wise you will be turning into a crisp!

Mr. Pip said...

Boy, I had a hard time finding you in that bush! I sure enjoyed your tour of Erbil. I am learning lots from you, my friend.

Your pal, Pip

houndstooth said...

Flat George, I wish I'd stowed away in your suitcase! You're having one awesome adventure!

Bunny

scotsmad said...

FG, we had to bigify the picture to find you and then discovered we were looking in the WRONG picture......it is very early here.

What a great adventure. There aren't any monkeys there, are there?

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Maggie and Mitch said...

We sure wish we could trade places with you, FG. You're getting to see so many neat places in this world!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Oskar said...

What an exciting place to visit. You're having a great tour.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Amber DaWeenie said...

Is dat all sand in da background? Almost reminded me of my yard except for the purty mountains in da back. B-U-T-ful fotos...

Amber

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