Atlas Jet - ever heard of it? No? - well, neither had we until we started looking for flights to Erbil. Erbil - ever heard of it? No? - well, neither had we until we started looking for new jobs.
Which brings me to the reason for today's micro-blog. Tomorrow morning, Mr. This Cat's (Not Abroad) & I fly out (on an Atlas Jet) to northern Iraq to begin our brand spanking new jobs (in Erbil). My understanding is that we may not have an internet connection immediately, so if I am woefully & inordinately absent for the next wee bit, please - all 4 of you who read this blog - check back regularly. Assume that:
a) we arrived safely (represented by an image of Atlas Jet plane in the air)
b) we have not been abducted
c) we have not fallen victim to Self Incendiaries in Combustible Cars
d) I have not been cocooned inside of a burqa for all of eternity.
So take care - wish us luck - and pray that someone else in Izmit will take over my duties of feeding the city's strays.