The best thing a traveler in Iraq can have is a scan of a business card.
The taxi driver can see this, read this, and take us to the correct place.
Send them to me, and I will put up on my HOTEL blog.
(The link is above)
hoboontheroad ATDELETETHIS yahoo.com
Thanks for helping the HOBOES stay safe.
Thanks Pete for collecting 3 more.
If Farid decides it is too dangerous to go to Baghdad. He is our Iraq friend and has a car.
Me and Peter could rent a ugly looking taxi and pay the driver too much money.
Get him to stop for us to take photos. Maybe pick up some locals so they cannot see us
so easily and make us a target. Take us directly to the hotel. The danger is the end of the trip.
From the Taxi stop to the HOTEL. This is the problem. The trip is easy.
Unless you was in a bright blue or white UN Toyota Land Cruiser or a Military Hummer.
An editor to make my grammar and spelling correct.
Someone following me around and correcting the noise I make.
My brain is like a bad neighborhood, you do not want to go in alone!
In a perfect world our next President would be Colin Powell and the Vice President could be Hillary Clinton I really do not like her, but that would make my Mom happy.
I have now purchased about 35 Iraq Postcards. I can purchase more.
The tourist type with photo on them and such.
If you want one I can try to send from here, but do not think possible.
Maybe. If you want to try I will not guarantee.
IF you want I will carry one back to the USA and mail to you or from Europe.
5 Dollars mailed from outside Iraq.
10 Dollars mailed from inside Iraq. NO NO NO Guarantee they will get there
and I am not going to refund the money if you do not get it. This is very hard.
I will post some photos soon, but NO, you cannot sit around and be picky.
I suppose you can if you want to pay 15 dollars a postcard... hehehe.
PHOTOS OF POSTCARDS
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Only AMERICANS have a dream or at least the "American Dream"
The French helped give it to us.
The statue of liberty.
( NOTE: I may be trying to get in good with a French Girl. So beware)
There is a plaque on the the Statue of Liberty.
The French gave the USA this statue to show our friendship.
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
New Colossus, The” (poem by Lazarus)
A Colossus is a larger then life statue.