Episode 31 - "City on the Sea"

In Syria, Adel struggles to get his mind off Baghdad and the violence that waits for him there.

Viewer Comments

Nice, i hope you had a good time. If your father found a job will you go back to Baghdad and pack your things to go and live in Syria??
Posted on: May 22, 2007

Adel, I hope your father is able to find a job somewhere. Has he tried the UAE? I hear sadness in your voice, and I see it in your eyes, it seems to be there all the time, I've seen it in all the videos, and I find it hearbreaking. You deserve better, Iraqis deserve better than this constant fear and stress. Keep safe. Samara
Posted on: May 23, 2007

This comment really belongs under "Nothing But Guitar" probably, but it's an older vlog ; so I'm making my comment here. There's been talk that the guys like some country music and one of the country music stars has a new song out with a video. I'm bringing it up because in his video he has quick flashes of life in different cultures and he has three of those with Muslims in it. I thought you might be interested in viewing it. You can go to http://www.myspace.com/keithurban and turn off his music player and click on his video. Thought you might appreciate the nod. Peace Billie
Posted on: May 23, 2007

Heloo Friends , I published this page in our ortl here in Guarujá http://www.destinoguaruja.com mean that we are praying so that this war finishes that it is violencia finishes and that you alive in peace, all the Brazilians is with you. Adm http://www.destinoguaruja.com
Posted on: May 23, 2007

Hey Destino, thanks for posting this article! Here is a translated version of the page into English. http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/trurl_pagecontent?lp=pt_en&trurl=http%3a%2f%2fdestinoguaruja.com%2fportal%2findex.php%3fpg%3dnoticia%26id%3d467 A computer did it so it is far from perfect. And here is the original language version (for those having trouble finding it on the main site: http://www.destinoguaruja.com/portal/index.php?pg=noticia&id=467
Posted on: May 23, 2007

Hi guys, congratulations for your job. It´s fantastic to see that there is more than war and politics in Iraq, youngs like you are trying to live in a better way and also giving us some hope. I found your web just today, it was an article in one of the free papers giving on the metro in Madrid - Spain, ADN. I´m giving you the link and you can also see it, but it´s in Spanish. Good luck and keep on going!! http://www.diarioadn.com/media/0000027000/0000027282.pdf (pages 16/17)
Posted on: May 23, 2007

Syria is very beautiful and peaceful looking. I never would have imagined. I can understand wanting to distance yourself from the news. I do this "news fasting" sometimes just because I'm a very sensitive person and constantly hearing of the violence and hatred in the world causes me deep sorrow. I hope your father has found a job. Peace.
Posted on: May 23, 2007

Not to detract from Adel's new post from Latakia -- looks beautiful, but I agree with Samara that Adel sounds and looks sad. :-( Wish we could cheer you guys up. This is my first time commenting & it is mostly to show you that I, too, have blogged about HTB. I hope you don't mind. I had to point out to my readers that your blogs about your school/education experiences are smiliar to the ones in my own research ... and also reflect what some of the big agencies are saying about education during war and conflict. http://www.clevergirl.ca/journal/?p=424 Thanks for putting a human face on an important issue. Peace & Love, CG :-)
Posted on: May 23, 2007

Syria looks so, so beautiful. Especially the sunset, and the sea! Good luck to Adel's family, the little girl getting the shoulder ride is so cute. I hope you're all happy and safe, because you really deserve it.
Posted on: May 23, 2007

Does Israel allow Iraqis to immigrate? I looked at the Syria entry in the Wikipedia. They actually have a holiday for the Yom Kippur War, when they and Egypt bombarded Jews in the synagogues of Israel on the holiest day of the year. Funny thing is the in 2 days the Israeli army bounced back and drove the Syrian armies back out of Israeli land. A holiday , give me a break. Here are the casualties: Israeli 2,656 killed 7,250 wounded 400 tanks destroyed 600 tanks damaged/returned to service 102 planes shot down[5] Arab (Syrian, Egyptian, Jordan and Iraq 8,528* – 15,000** dead 19,540* – 35,000** wounded 2,250 tanks destroyed or captured 432 planes destroyed[5] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria
Posted on: May 24, 2007

Adel.. I wish you can feel safer everyday you wake up in Baghdad. Iraqis are asking for safety, and it is not much to ask. But, safety is everything.. so it is too much to ask unfortunately. Good luck on your exams, and I wish you can enjoy the Syrian safety again soon with your family.
Posted on: May 24, 2007

Beautiful sunset. Good luck and peace and love, Adel. People do care. We're trying.
Posted on: May 24, 2007

Hi, I'm really proud of what I'm watching here. You are showing all the people in the world that we long for freedom and democracy. I hope you are all doing fine and that you are safe. I would like to contact any of you so please if it is possible contact me back. Ali Rawaf.
Posted on: May 24, 2007

O povo do Iraque é lindo! As pessoas são lindas... Que Deus ajude aos verdadeiros...! André Gentil São Paulo, Brasil.
Posted on: June 05, 2007

hey adel... nice view! i love sea and sand... anyway i have a question.. what kind of job is ur father looking for? what does he do? u knw sharing with ppl make the thing easy... i would really want to get your email or something, so please if u dont mind... email me back.. oh btw i live in dubai
Posted on: July 02, 2007

hey adel... i would really like to contact u can u email me back on iraqi_chick_89@hotmail.com
Posted on: July 02, 2007

Andriod Tablet Pc... [...]Hometown Baghdad[...]...
Posted on: December 30, 2012


  1. Brains on Campus

  2. The Dentist

  3. Forbidden Salad

  4. Powerless

  5. Songs of Pain

  6. Abdullah Leaves

  7. Symphony of Bullets

  8. Last Resort

  9. Iraqis Shooting Each Other

  10. Mentally F'ed Up

  11. Saif Heart Noor

  12. Exams

  13. Hidden Camera

  14. Barbwire

  15. Kiss and Tell

  16. Across The River

  17. Hubbly Bubbly

  18. Anger Pain Death Madness

  19. Security

  20. Liberation

  21. My Best Friend Zaid

  22. Sick of This

  23. Iraqi Man

  24. Troops

  25. The Palace Maid

  26. Beggar At the Gate

  27. Market Boom

  28. Tickets & Popcorn

  29. Nothing But Guitar

  30. Over Here and Over There

  31. City on the Sea

  32. Goodnight, Baghdad

  33. Out of War

  34. Back to Baghdad

  35. Trouble finds Its way

  36. Zaghareet

  37. One of Thousands

  38. Jimi Hendrix