Muhafazat Salah ad Din Travel Guide

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  • Everything you need

    Balad Shopping

    The PX serves as a distraction from the reality here. you can go in and wander the aisles looking at consumer goods and just for a few minutes you are back in the USA. I hear a lot of complaints about their prices but considering we are in a war zone I think they do a pretty good job. They run out of stuff sometimes but that is a logistical issue,...

  • Fresh Hot Pizza

    Balad Restaurants

    It is special because it is the only game in town. If you want pizza you have to come here. It is all thick crust pizza too. Everyone who knows me well knows I like it cracker thin and crispy. This stuff is thick and chewy but in a pinch it will do. The trip[le pepperoni. Pizza needs pork products as chicken and beef just dont have the correct...

  • Beggar's can't be choosers

    Balad Tourist Traps

    The quaintly named "Bazaar" sells a quite terribel selection of 'souvenirs,' all made in India and all overpriced. The prices are only to be expected when you are the only shop in town and must have all your goods sent via convoy from Kuwait. And when your clientele know no better. All the same, save your money unless you must have that souvenir...



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  • Sunken Mosque

    Tikrit Things to Do

    This quite small mosque was built in depression, possibly man-made, in the earth. From certain directions only the blue dome is visible above the ground. It is one of only two mosques to be found in Sadam's palace compound.

  • WAR

    Tikrit Warnings and Dangers

    Self-explanatory, I think.Leisure Tourism will quite a while coming to Tikrit, considering currrent events.

  • Tikrit Bridge

    Tikrit Things to Do

    Destroyed in the War, it has recently been repaired and now carries significant amounts of area traffic across the Tigris River. If and when you drive across it you won't be able to miss the hulking mass of Sadam's Palace, supposedly built for his dear Mama, on the bluff.


At Taji

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  • Best DFACs in theater!

    At Taji Restaurants

    I was so proud of these DFACs. We had a 7500 pax DFAC and a 5000 pax DFAC. The 7500 pax was called the SGM Cooke DFAC and was named after a Sergant Major who was assigned at Taji and was killed while on his last scheduled day in country. These DFACs were so good that Fox News even came and did a report on them.The 2 DFACs were erected in 45 days....

  • Pictures with Guns, Explosions, tanks!

    At Taji Things to Do

    Taji has more junk tanks, self propelled guns and weapons than any other place I have ever been. There was a special collection of captured weapons in storage there for a long time. there were all kinds of presentation type weapons that were given to various members of the House of Saddam. We were lucky enough to be able to go in and get pics with...

  • Don't mess with Apaches!

    At Taji Warnings and Dangers

    AH-64s will really make it a bad day if you mess with them. 25mm chain guns, TOW missiles, and the baddest avionics in town make it an air beast.


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