A trip to the north of Iraq
At the last weekend (we have two days break friday and Saturday each week), we make a trip tio the north. We was aiming Duhok, but the way to there is very crouded, we took another way which pass through Al-Sheikhan and then through a very beautiful road penetrating a mountainous area we reach Zaweta, a beautiful resort to the north of Duhok. Al-Sheikhan, the nearest Kurdish city to Mosul is about 37 km away from Mosul, previously I thought it is about 50 km, but this time I measure the distance with the car distance gage, it read 37 km to the border of the city. From there to Zaweta it is about 55 km avery wonderful road, well paved, and relatively uncrowded.
After spending little time at Zaweta we went to Duhok looking for A hotel, we found a good Motel, two rooms well furnished, a bathroom and a car barking. it cost $35/night. including the breakfast. Very cheap ! isn't it?
We took our lunch in our way from Zaweta, the food was great, very delicious, the amount served were too difficult to be finished by an ordinary people, they packed the remaining food to us so we can take it a way.
At the evening we went to a famous Super market called Mazi, we shopped and take our dinner there. It keep opened to late hour at night.
The night at Duhok is cool, we spend the night without airconditionning or even a fan. BTW the electricity is continuous day and night.
The most astonishing thing that we didn't see any American soldier or any American car, durin those two day we were in Duhok.
The people there were very polite and friendly. We feel as if we were in our home.
That give an impression that no one can break the ancient bond that tight the Kurds and Arab as brothers in a unified country called Iraq.