In a large long and stretching city close to Iran. Hot and big. Not very interesting so far. May leave tommorrow unless the world picks up. I have been told to go here over and over. I think they want me to go to a city that is closer to being western. This is always a problem. People tend to point you back to your own culture. They either point at the 5 star hotels or the most modern. I got it here. Modern and full of people.. aagh. Mosul come back please. Bottle of whiskey in the fridge at the hotel.