Cleanliness is Next to Godliness

Between Iraq and a Hard Place – Episode 40

Hannah and Colleen talk about their experiences with cleanliness in Kurdish culture, the biggest compliment they ever received from Kurdish women, and how some of those things are already changing!

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February 28th, 2020|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Cleanliness is Next to Godliness

The Beacons Have Been Lit! – Podcast Episode 5

Hannah and Colleen take you on a trip to Kurdistan for the biggest and most popular Kurdish holiday: Newroz! History, clothing, food, dancing, and most importantly… FIRE!




March 20th, 2018|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Beacons Have Been Lit! – Podcast Episode 5

My First Newroz

I’ll always remember my first Newroz in Kurdistan as the time a Kurd literally gave me the shirt off his back (and his baggy trousers too!). My wife and I were picnicking with the family of one of our students. Among the many cousins, aunts, uncles, and others, there was a grandfather (or perhaps […]

March 16th, 2016|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on My First Newroz