Received my residency card today from the Immigration office in Sulaimani, and all it took was a little blood (an HIV test is a requirement for the card).
I think I’m adjusting pretty well. It helps that my new apartment is gorgeous and feels already so homey because my new roommate is a friend of mine who has been living there for a year already. High five Zayne!
Classes begin on November 4 and I am very much looking forward to teaching Grammar 2! Before that though, we have a 5 day break for Eid. I would like to travel to the capital city of Erbil just so I can go to Carrefour. I have heard rumours that they have Crockpots, and I need one!!!
Our semesters at the American University of Iraq Sulaimani (AUIS) are only 12 weeks long and I feel like this first one is going to fly by.
Ok, it’s tea and Baklava time, so I’ll leave you with a few pictures I’ve taken so far :)
A view from my balcony