And here we go, the big announcement I anticipated a few days ago is that I am moving to Iraq.
I signed a contract a few days ago and I took one of the easiest choice of my life. It’s not the first time that I leave but it’s the first time that I see the most contradictory reactions, from indifference to rage, joy, etc. Luckily that I don’t have to ask for permission to anyone!
So pack everything, store your life and memories in a basement, save something to put in the luggage that you will bring with you, catch two flights, endless queues…
It’s been an endless journey, worsened by the lack of sleep.
Stopped at the new Istanbul airport that I already visited when flying to and from Kosovo.
The unmissable Burek!
And a hand dryer with a nice name which could remind something only to the Italians.
I ignore if this is the famous Tigris or the Euphrates but I am finally in Mesopotamia, the land between two rivers, and it’s mesmerizing!
My Italian teacher was also an archeologist and she was so in love with history that she transmitted t us the same passion for history. We spent 6 months on the Epic of Guilgamesh!
Everything is different by now and I didn’t came to do the tourist but I am so excited to be here that I feel I already love this country!