Meet The Monsooners To Iraq, Jordan, & Egypt!

by | Feb 28, 2022 | Introductions | 0 comments

 

No matter what happens, I am grateful to know I live in a world where even if I’m heading to a place like Syria or Iraq, a wonderful group of great people would join me.

Due to the security clearances for USA passport holders taking longer than we had expected, I have made an executive decision at the last minute to move the trip to Iraq on the same dates. Thanks to my friend Rik of Culture Road, who I joined for a beer last time I was in Iraq 5 years ago, we made it happen.

What is life when 12 exceptional, self-actualized, forward thinking, culturally competent, and socially conscious individuals — 8 of whom have traveled with me before — climb onboard for a type of experience where 99% of the world would otherwise look the other way?

. . . And I’m especially grateful to those returning with me for their 2nd, 3rd, 4th or even 7th monsoon:

 

Once again, I introduce the next generation of monsooners:

 

Calvin "O Captain My Captain" Sun - Expedition Leader | NYC

 

Anthony Lui: New York, NY
Anthony "Liquid Pizza" Lui – Returning Monsooner: Jan. '19 (Prague), Aug. '17 (The Balkans), Dec. ’14 (The Palawan, East Timor) | Amsterdam/NYC | Interactive Developer | Hunter ’13

 

Chyne "Papa Bear" Tan - Return Monsooner: Nov. '21 (El Salvador), Sept. '21 (Sardinia, Corsica), Nov. '19 (Egypt) | NYC | Pediatrician, Adolescent Medicine

 

Priscilla "Motherfriggin Chicken" Yoon - Return Monsooner: Sept. '21 (Sardinia & Corsica) | Higher Education | Seattle

 

Marina Girgis - Physician | NYC

 

Anjali Patel - CityMD | NJ

 

LY Looi - UNHCR | Malaysia

 

Sarah L - NYC
Mihaela "Compass" K. - Lieutenant, Senior Monsooner: Oct. '21 (Saudi Arabia), Sept.'21 (Sardinia/Corsica), Jun '21 (Cyprus), Aug. '20 (USA), Dec. '19 (Egypt), Nov. '18 (Armenia), June '18 (The Persian Gulf), Oct. '17 (Slovenia), Aug. '17 (The Balkans), May '17 (Luxembourg), Mar. '17 (Scotland), Jan. '17 (Mongolia & Tibet) | NYC | Cytologist, Mt. Sinai

 

Amanda "Kabul Heat" Cheng - Returning Monsooner: Nov. '16 (Bulgaria), Jun. '19 (Unknown UAE & Afghanistan) | Marketing

 

Kimmy "Rosemary Marinade" Wu - Return Monsooner: Jan '22 (St. Lucia, Martinique, Guadeloupe), Nov. '21 (El Salvador) | Grad Student | DC

 

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Ihita "Clubhouse" Kabir - Return Monsooner: Sept. '21 (Sardinia, Corsica), Jan. '17 (Russia) | Washington, DC | Consulting | U of Maryland, College Park

 

Annie R. - NYC | Toxicologist & Emergency Medicine Physician

 

Alicia S - NYC

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

  

And where we’re actually monsooning to next week:

 

Baghdad, Iraq

 

Samarra, Iraq

 

Amman, Jordan

 

Petra, Jordan

 

White Desert, Egypt
Karbala, Iraq

 

Babylon, Iraq

 

Dead Sea, Jordan

 

Cairo & Giza, Egypt

 

 

 

Still interested in joining us? More details about the trip can be found here. And space is still available!

Inquire within: calvin[at]monsoondiaries[dot]com.

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