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Keep Your Shirt On (and Tucked!): Podcast Episode 13

Keep Your Shirt On: Clothes in Kurdistan
Hannah and Colleen address one of the most commonly asked questions about living in Iraq: “Do you have to cover your head?” And they give a rough overview of women’s clothing in the Middle East with a focus on what they saw and wore in Northern Iraq. Then […]

August 14th, 2018|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Keep Your Shirt On (and Tucked!): Podcast Episode 13

How Bazaar! – Podcast Episode 6

How Bazaar!
Hannah and Colleen have guest star and fellow SGI alumnus, Katrina, on to talk about one her favorite things, the bazaar. A place of wonder and mystery, goat heads and amazing bargains, there’s no one better to navigate the maze than Katrina. We only wish we could somehow transmit the smells for a […]

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on How Bazaar! – Podcast Episode 6

Shopping Adventures

Langa
There are second hand markets in every city. I love them. I’m a thrift shopper in the US and so these super cheap bazaars are right up my alley. I’ve found multiple pair of practically new name brand shoes, lots of cute clothes, bag, dishes and decorations. It’s a good day when I can […]

November 15th, 2016|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Shopping Adventures

Athens Refugee Work and Macedonian Border

Food Distribution
Today, we cleaned up Victoria Square. We swept, picked out trash from among the bushes and plants and filled up four large bags. A couple of the young Algerian men helped out as they realized how disrespectful it was, culturally, to leave an older woman like Nihad, to sweep up after them. In […]

February 13th, 2016|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Athens Refugee Work and Macedonian Border

1000 Dinar Bargains

“Yek hazar, yek hazar, yek hazar!”

This is what you’ll hear if you go shopping with me in Kurdistan! Being shouted loudly by a man or young boy dressed in traditional Kurdish clothes, or by a recording being blasted out over a loud speaker, blaring in your ears…

Yek hazar means one thousand. One thousand Iraqi […]

November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 1000 Dinar Bargains