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
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
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.