Produce: Cheaper here, natural. Tastes better. The downside is that it is frowned upon for me to be seen in the market alone. So I usually rely on others to do my shopping for me.
The Kurdish genocide is a tragedy whose effects linger daily (particularly in our village made up of the orphans and widows who were left behind.) Our friends have personal stories detailing their lives as refugees in the Iranian mountains, waiting for when it was safe to return to their homes.
It's a crazy place that I am grateful to call my home these days.