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anyong
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Walking tour of Baghdad

Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:49 pm

Self guided, of course. Here is my video report from Iraq:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iig9feERti4
 
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Re: Walking tour of Baghdad

Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:54 pm

Interesting watch, cheers.
 
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Re: Walking tour of Baghdad

Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:37 am

Much appreciated!!
 
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Re: Walking tour of Baghdad

Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:43 am

Indeed interesting. Do you not feel unsafe? And are you traveling to every country in the world? Or what is the purpose of this travel?
 
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Re: Walking tour of Baghdad

Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:15 am

Nice work! I had a ten day holiday in Iraq in 2018, bit shabby but great food people and unrivalled history that spans millennia. Highly recommended
 
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Re: Walking tour of Baghdad

Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:01 am

Iraq is a wonderful place for the people and the history. The place is rundown as a result of perpetual warfare for the past 20 years. But we are in a time of peace. I never felt unsafe.
 
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Re: Walking tour of Baghdad

Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:30 am

anyong wrote:
Self guided, of course. Here is my video report from Iraq:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iig9feERti4


Interesting, thanks for sharing.
 
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Re: Walking tour of Baghdad

Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:30 am

AirPacific747 wrote:
Indeed interesting. Do you not feel unsafe? And are you traveling to every country in the world? Or what is the purpose of this travel?


The purpose of travel is travelling itself, no? :-)
 
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Re: Walking tour of Baghdad

Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:48 am

anyong wrote:
Self guided, of course. Here is my video report from Iraq:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iig9feERti4

Very interesting report, many thanks for sharing.
Is it just me or it is safer to walk around Baghdad than walking around the south side of Chicago nowadays?
 
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Re: Walking tour of Baghdad

Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:21 pm

It looks a lot better than I expected.
 
anyong
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Re: Walking tour of Baghdad

Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:28 am

LHAM wrote:
anyong wrote:
Self guided, of course. Here is my video report from Iraq:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iig9feERti4

Very interesting report, many thanks for sharing.
Is it just me or it is safer to walk around Baghdad than walking around the south side of Chicago nowadays?



Well there was a suicide bombing in Baghdad last week, which is becoming increasingly rare. If you measure the number of people dying from suicide bombs in Iraq vs the number of people dying in the US due to mass shootings, the numbers won't lie--even if you adjust for scale.
 
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Re: Walking tour of Baghdad

Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:21 am

anyong wrote:
LHAM wrote:
anyong wrote:
Self guided, of course. Here is my video report from Iraq:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iig9feERti4

Very interesting report, many thanks for sharing.
Is it just me or it is safer to walk around Baghdad than walking around the south side of Chicago nowadays?



Well there was a suicide bombing in Baghdad last week, which is becoming increasingly rare. If you measure the number of people dying from suicide bombs in Iraq vs the number of people dying in the US due to mass shootings, the numbers won't lie--even if you adjust for scale.


Indeed. Objective reality vs. subjective reality.
 
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Re: Walking tour of Baghdad

Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:36 pm

I love videos like this. What I have learn in my years travelling the world is that the media is definetly exaggerated and nothing is like you think. Ever.
 
anyong
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Re: Walking tour of Baghdad

Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:21 am

santi319 wrote:
I love videos like this. What I have learn in my years travelling the world is that the media is definetly exaggerated and nothing is like you think. Ever.


Well put. I also posted a 6 minute tuk tuk I rode around Baghdad. You can see the streets and life in the city with your own eyes:
https://youtu.be/aH1aFIFpUAE

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