SYNOPSIS  – And that’s all there is, yes this is short!

After spending the hours of the day once more at the post office and then in two superb Istanbuli museums (The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art and the Archaeological Museum), I will soon be in transit to Baghdad.

Iraq will be a very different style of travel for me.  I am looking forward to just going with the flow.  Buses, sights, hotels, visa, all has been arranged.  All I have to do is go along.  But the pace of travel will be different and much more exhausting than what I do on my own.  And I don’t want to come off as a total jerk, so there will be socializing which will cut down on my time to work on images and blog entries.  And finally, there will be much less internet access than in Turkey.  Even considering all the low speed or mishaps, I have been completely spoiled over the last month: I have had internet in every single hotel, often right in my bedroom.  That will change.  I will keep writing, but posting may be quite irregular for the next 16 days.  Please bear with me.… VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY