an autonomous culture-rich country in the Middle East…

For those who do not know what Kurdistan is, Kurdistan is an autonomous culture-rich country in the Middle East. My family comes from Kurdistan Iraq, but us Kurds call it Kurdistan. Do not start arguing about that with a Kurd… You will lose! Why? Because us Kurds, we are very proud of our heritage, And can proudly call myself a Kurd. My sisters, my mother and I  went to Kurdistan in the summer in 2012. And boy was it hot! As I stepped out of the plane a hot wind slammed my face. ” We´re definitely in Kurdistan,” I thought to myself. After the hot wind slammed my face I immediately smelled gas, since there is so much of it in Kurdistan. I love that smell, as weird as it sounds…

I have to say, it was quite weird going weird going there because I was so used to the Finnish culture. After all, I was born and raised in Finland and needless to say the Middle Eastern culture is quite different from the Finnish culture. The people in Kurdistan are so hospitable! If you are invited to someone´s home for dinner, do not eat anything before that, because they will feed you till you can´t walk… I´m not over-exaggerating. I gained four kilos there!  And i even fasted! Nevertheless I really enjoyed my stay in Kurdistan.

We went up to the mountains by a car at night. My god, the stars in the night sky! it was breathtakingly beautiful. You could see the stars so clearly up there.

We went to my auntie´s summer cottage and camped up next to her house. We just lay on the grass, drank tea and admired the stars all night. In the morning we woke up to this unbelievable smell of the cardamom from the tea. Let me tell you something, that is the life. Although you are up in the mountains so do not be alarmed if a gout comes to you out of the blue.

Needless to say I enjoyed my trip to my homeland and I can´t wait to go back to Kurdistan!

A beautiful river up in the mountains in Kurdistan. (c) Nergs Abubakir

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  1. #1 by Mrs. Puhakka on January 29, 2015 - 9:50 am

    Contents: Excellent
    You have taught me something new and done so in beautiful, fluent English! Colorful descriptions and real effort, you can be proud of your heritage and your work as an English student.

    Media: Very good
    Gorgeous! But no links or photo of people?

    Grammar: Very good
    – Capitalize titles and never use full stops!
    – slammed INTO my face (+ never repeat a phrase)
    – i = I
    – However, you are up in the mountains so…
    – gOAt (use the abc proofreading tool!)

    • #2 by nergseyl on February 4, 2015 - 10:12 am

      Thank you mrs. Puhakka! Hopefully I will learn from this comment and and not repeat these mistakes I’ve made. And as a matter a fact I did use the abc proofreading tool so I’m not aware of how it happened. 🙂

  2. #3 by Zuber on January 9, 2015 - 2:41 pm

    Kurdistan sounds like a beatiful place, maybe in the near future I might go there and visit the country for myself. The people seem very kind in Kurdistan.

    • #4 by Mrs. Puhakka on January 15, 2015 - 8:27 am

      A polite, friendly comment! You are an open-minded traveller. Next time try to think of some suggestions for your opponent, something she could do to improve as a writer.

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