Michael J. Totten is traveling in the Kurdish northern part of Iraq and blogging about it. Very interesting stuff, with lots of pictures.
Whatever food and beverage item you might want to buy (including booze), the Kurds have it. You want Red Bull? They got it. They also have Blue Ox, whatever that is. People looked at me funny when I took these pictures. Why on earth is that guy taking pictures of the Red Bull? He’s American, hasn’t he seen this shit a million times already back home? What I think they don’t understand is that what’s normal in the Middle East somehow amazes (and comforts) people who have never been here. So I took pictures of the grocery store. It’s not all burkhas, camels, and caves out here.