Iraq Travel Stories, Page 32

MY GROUP MAIL WILL SENT TODAY

Hello,

I will wait until you get to the office.

Have a cup of coffee.

Read a little of the newspaper.

Make a phone call to notify people that you are maybe working.

I will send the letter then.

Dohuk, Iraq and what is Adventure Travel?


SECRETS

Why do I learn secrets? Why me...?


MAKING FRIENDS

I have 2 Kurdish friends now in Dohuk.

They both speak better than normal English and can explain a lot.



I had a discussion and was asking,

"Why are people still getting killed?"

He said,

"Saddam has many friends and a lot of money. These friends do not want Saddam to end because their money source will end."

He thinks it will stop when 2 things happen.

1. Kill Saddam

2. Give money from oil to people.

They had a food for oil program and he wants that to start again.



We discussed the various problems with corruption, how to? And other ideas.

I think in a nutshell.

It is not simple from my culture to understand their culture.

I also was explaining about 2nd and 3rd generation welfare in USA.

How they will not work.

It is like the Dole or Dough in most European countries.

The unemployment in USA now is 6.2 percent.

In continental Europe this would be nothing. They double this on a normal basis.



To quote a famous song.

"Money for nothing and the chicks are free."

What the MTV or X generation wants.


TASTE BEFORE YOU EAT

My friend Gazafer said it correct.

When in a dodgy place.

"Taste it before you eat it."

Discover before you jump.


Double D - DD

DD - Dohuk Diahreah

This has nothing to do with Dohuk. But it sounded good.

I am the bad boy.

I drink the water.

I eat the streat food.

I had a class of water with ice cubes.



I am just making an adjustment to all the little animals in the Middle East.

I lost my cookies and now I feel fine.



I did learn.

You can sit down on squat toilet.

I will leave it at that.

Great way to lose weight.


DOHUK - Duhokjv - DOHOK

I was just collecting ways to spell this city name.


CITY CODES FOR IRAQ

Hello,

Chris in Idaho came to the rescue again. Found a link with "Dohuk" city code included.



Iraq area codes (Country code: 964)



I THINK YOU MUST OMIT (0) IF CALLING FROM OTHER COUNTRY

I believe they are trying to say 6D or &D, that it is a 6 or digit local number.



City / area code / digits

Baghdadu 24(0)1 + 7D SN

Tkritzsb 6(0)21 + 6D SN

Kutd 82(0)23 + 6D SN

Ramadieb (0)24 + 6D SN

Baquba _9(0)25 + 6D SN

Hilla (al-Hillah) (0)30 + 6D SN

Kerdalat (0)32 + 6D SN

Najafp 6(0)33 + 6D SN

Diwaniyat 25(0)36 + 6D SN

Samawa _(0)37 + 6D SN

Basrahi +2(0)40 + 6D SN

Nasiriyafx 5(0)42 + 6D SN

Amara 3(0)43 + 6D SN

Kirkukukc (0)50 + 6D SN

Sulaimaniyath +0(0)53 + 6D SN

Mosulr 5(0)60 + 6D SN

Duhokjv (0)62 + 6D SN

Erbilr (0)66 + 6D SN



INFORMATION THANKS TO THIS LINK AND CHRIS:

CITY CODES OF IRAQ



Note: To call home from Dohuk is probably very easy. I have not tried it yet, but there are many phone centers like Ecuador.


DOHUK - MERCEDES AND BMW

It may be hard to believe. But about 20 percent of the cars are either a Mercedes or a BMW here.