The picture above is of our base camp in Baqubah, Iraq. We were on Camp Warhorse. This picture was taken at a company party in October of 2004.
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Welcome to Iraq Up Close and Personal.
On this site you will find out about my journeys and experiences in Iraq, Afghanistan, Dubai, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and other Middle East Countries.
This site also furnishes some job information, but this information is so vast and constantly changing that I cannot keep up so you will want to check the sources listed for updated information.
For those traveling in the Middle East, we offer a lot of suggestions. For those going to work in the Middle East, we offer a lot of helpful hints like what to bring as far as electricity goes.
We give some hints on how to travel safely like keeping your passport on you at all times. This can be done by wearing a T-Shirt with a pocket. Put the passport in the pocket and then wear a regular shirt over the T-Shirt. This will help keep it secure.
We post a lot of pictures, but I have even more to post than I have time to post them, but I hope to get to these soon.
We hope you find this site helpful.
In the upper left hand corner of this page is a place to sign up for a free newsletter. I try to get one out a quarter.
At the bottom of the page is a place to post your comments and pictures.
Lately there have been a lot of stories and reports about the illegal practices of Debt Collectors to include the practice of working with a local law enforcement official or even having someone dress up as a law enforcement official who comes to the door and demands payment or they will take you to jail.
First of all you cannot go to jail in the United States for not paying your debts. IRS is a bit different though.
Second of all, if someone shows up at your door wanting money, get the badge number/name and call 911. Do not tell them you are going to call 911 just do it.
For more help, visit Financial Professional Dave Ramsey.
Dave knows first hand what it is like to get into debt and have debt collectors calling.
If you are having financial problems or know someone who is, go to Dave's site for help. You are not alone.
This is a public service announcement. We do not get any incentive for recommending Dave Ramsey. I know his plan works because it works for me and my family.