Hello friends ,
I wrote my diary when I was in my trip , & off course I will share it with you my dear friends .
-Tuesday , 12/8/2005
Changes in the plans
Yesterday , my grandpa was talking with the driver about our plans & which places we want to visit first, etc .
First we decided to go to Duhok part , & the summer resorts near it , but the driver said: you went to Duhok last year , why don’t you try Arbeil & the resorts their.
We were hesitant because it is about 3 hours in the car, then we agreed ,
Wednesday , 13/8/2005
7:00 the driver is here , my adventure will begin now Waw .-
-12:00 noon I arrived shaklawa just now , it's gorgeous.
we found a motel just now , we will go to the restaurant at 2:00 after that we will have a nap .
we stopped on some resorts in the way .The view was beyond description as well as my excitement .
-10:00 pm I will tell you now about my little adventure , after we had our lunch , while I was in my way to the car , my father came & said that he saw a falcon in the other casino , I went there with my mom , a guy saw me trying to take photo to the falcon , he helped me to do that & encouraged me , that falcon was his , the guy didn’t know Arabic & I didn’t know Kurdish , so it was a little bit hard to communicate with each other , we used signs language .
After that we went back to the motel & had a nap , then we went to the market , the goods are the same goods as in Mosul , but the difference is their streets are clean & safe , unlike ours . I had fun there , I felt safe to walk in the streets , no one discommoded me. The people there are very polite .
when I came back to the motel I heard music in a garden in front of the motel , & guess what it was a Kurdish wedding , I kept looking at the wedding I was amazed it was my wish to see Kurdish wedding , am I lucky or what ?
In their wedding they were wearing there folklore dresses ,it is characterized by it's refulgent colors , & the Kurds have special kind of dance called ( Dabkah ) , it's their enchorial Dance . It is characterized by the fast rhythmic & regular movements, I like that kind of dances. All The girls & boys were Dancing with their hands bound together , that was amazing .
That evening was gorgeous , the sky was cloudless, the stars were twinkling , & the weather was a little bit cold with very nice waft.
Today at 7:00 o'clock in the morning I waked up before anyone else.
We had our breakfast in the garden , at 9:00 am we left shaklawa , after one & half hour we arrived Bekhal ,I had never saw view like that , we went to a very small market there & I bought a very nice scarf ,I put it on my hair just like the Kurds. we stayed in Bekhal for two hours , I saw a small waterfall inside the cave , & I wanted to take some photos there after I took the picture I was completely wet , & freezing . The water was sooo cold after that we went to an area called ( Al Een Al Sehreah ) it means the magic eye , it's a cave filled with water , I had a funny story there , I was afraid from that deep cave & the heights, when I went there I was inside the cave standing on the rim, & there was 2 guys standing behind me , one of them challenged the other to jump into the water , one of them agreed, with out thinking I shouted NO don’t do that it is too deep down there , I didn’t know these guys! , my face flushed , then we all laughed .
Our last station was in (Galy Ali Beg ) a very high & gorgeous waterfall , we had our lunch there , at three o'clock , we left (Galy Ali Beg) , & went back to Mosul .
we arrived Mosul at 6:00 pm .
I will never forget this journey. I had fun , that what I needed…
I hope that in the future Kurdistan will become one of the most famous tourist place , & the services become much better ….the nature there is fabulous .
In the motel I made friendships with two girls , they are from Baghdad…I liked them very much we matched together …
You have to visit Kurdistan ( the north of Iraq ), but with hundreds bodyguards Hehehe ….