FC: My Days in Iraq
1: It took me a while to build up enough courage to eat these foods, but once i tried it the way it looked no longer mattered. | Qeemah | yellow split peas with a curry sauce. | These are vegetables with sumac spices on top for flavor | Sumac Spices
2: OutDoor restaurants | pita bread, with radish, onions and carrots | outdoor water supply
3: Baghdad | All of the houses were very small, and very close together. | Stone houses
4: Small town row homes. | Verdant valley
5: Party wear | Muslim EVERYDAY wear
6: Iraq needs new housing, they plan to build 50,000 in the next upcoming years
7: This is the article about the suicide bombing that happened my 2ed week in Iraq.
8: Two More articles on roadside bombing that occurred during the time i was over their.
9: The man that wrote this actually writes " the message to women is clear. Dress modestly, or burn in hell.
10: Presidential Speech given to the people. | Election posters found all over town.
11: The jewelry was so different then back home, its so artsy and everything looks like its one of a kind. | Money is just like the American dollar, only with the Iraq president and things that represent their country. | Most popular artist in iraq, saw her in concert she was amazing.
12: cooking tools, i guess if they get their water outside, some people would be forced to cook outside | Holiday card a neighbor gave to me, as they celebrated Ranadan
13: Dear Mom and Dad, How are you guys? I’m doing well; it’s really different here in Iraq. You would never expect a lot of things that go on here, or how different it is from home. I have only been here a little while but I have already learned so much. The women here are treated A LOT different then back home. The women really don’t have many rights and they do what they are told, go where they are told, and wear what they are told. After I heard about the way women were treated here I did some more research, and I found some articles online about some incidences. There were women actually stoned to death because they did something that the men did not like. I personally think that is completely unfair, but I feel like there really isn’t much I can do about it. Is the government thinks that it’s alright then I guess I have no say. There was even one article that said “The message to women is clear: Dress modestly, or burn in hell.” That just doesn’t seem fair to me. Love, Annie
14: Dear Jenna, How are you doing? I love it over here in Iraq, I really feel like we’re helping a lot. I went shopping today and I bought a bunch of new jewelry. The style here is much different from home, I like it a lot. I bought a necklace for my mom, and don’t worry I’ll make sure to get something for you too. Today we are going to tour around the next town over. Then people here told me it was not the nicest town around, but they said it’s something that they think I should see. I miss you so much Jenna, I can’t believe I’m so far from you. I want you to come over and paint my nails and do my hair like always! You’re the best and I miss people like you over here. We need to have a sleep over girl! I’m excited and scared at the same time. But I have to go get some lunch then meet the rest of the group. Love you, talk to you soon. Love, Annie
15: Dear Chris, I miss my big brother! The customs here are so different, and I’m not used to them. They don’t greet each other like we do. They have a certain way and they are very strict. In America it’s not a big deal and we don’t take little things like greetings so seriously. In America we wave and shake hands, and in Iraq you don’t look people in the eye, and have to respect the men, because women basically have no say in anything. I wish you were here right now! Can’t wait to get home, and see my family. Love and miss you lots! Love, Annie