I went to Kurdistan and didn’t get arrested by Iran

Brief post that I’ve been meaning to write for a little while. Have you ever been on a plane, nearing your intended destination, only to have the plane suddenly divert to another location? Well, the infrastructure at the Baghdad International Airport is still developing. It can’t quite handle little weather emergencies, like, for example, heavy …

Baking spree: Iraq-themed cupcakes

Prior to finding this heart-breaking piece in the New York Times Style section, I had a flash of brilliance back in D.C. concerning my future career plans. “When I’m done with this whole ‘traveling and living in third-world countries’ thing, I should totally open a trendy cupcake shop in the city!” And every new bakery …