Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Wesam Shaker of Baghdad IRAQ

22. Featured Traveller 

Wesam Shaker
Business Owner : Independent Representative : Traveller 


(Baghdad, IRAQ)
                               
There are days when I intentionally don't write.  For instance, I never write when I'm travelling, because travel is a situation where I can learn more by looking and listening than by working

We are featuring a lad who is passionate about travels at the young age of 26.  Wesam holds an office in Baghdad that pertains to tourism.  

It took this author a while to have this interview finalized due to Wesam's busy schedule on running his office and travelling most of the time. 

He has travelled to United Arab Emirates, Syria, Malaysia and Turkey and will continue visiting other countries like Italy, Egypt, Greece and Thailand.  He finds UAE very interesting and reveals that he wants to go back and explore more of Dubai and its neighbouring towns and cities.

There are more stories about travel that Wesam wants to share.  This writer believes that it will be more appropriate if he lets Wesam say in his own words about his city, his country, and his ambition to promote and tell the world about the new Iraq.
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Flag of Iraq
I have lived all my life in Iraq and have seen what my country have been through. Now that the crisis is over, reconstruction and improvement has been going on to make this country back to normal.  It may seem unlikely place to promote, but it is actually expecting tourism to play a greater role in reviving its economy.

Setting up an office in Baghdad for tourism is my first step in engaging in this business not only for Baghdad but for the world in general. I am connected with Qnet as an Independent Representative for a couple of years now. My company offers affordable products that include QVI Club membership. 

One of my most memorable experiences using my QVI Club membership is in Bodrum, Turkey. I discovered a great place bonding with my group of friends and spending quality time with them here. The nights seem longer and I can see everyone has a load of fun. You have to experience it to fully understand the attraction of Bodrum.  It is truly a paradise to me.


It was indeed a different experience when I was in the outskirts of Shah Alam in Malaysia.  Have you been to the man-made Snowalk?   

If not, you better go visit the i-city because they have an attraction that is something different. It is an indoor snow park where you can escape the tropical heat of the city and experience the ice houses, snowmen, a bar made of ice (sorry, no drinks served), and many ice sculptures spread all over.

The Batu Cave in Selangor is something else. If you are brave enough to climb the 272 steps to reach the main cave, then go ahead. You will not forget the experience.

I don't normally drive in a foreign country. At times, I feel like driving though.  This is true if I am already familiar with the area.  

I had a bit of driving around when I was in Turkey.  I really had a lot of fun. I prefer to take the local bus when I am travelling.  I do not like driving on my own because I want to avoid the traffic jam which is very rampant in many cities.

There are many countries worth visiting. I want to take the possibility of exploring the places that I can only dream of. If you are able to do it, come and join me, let's enjoy life and discover the world. It is the best thing you and I can do to make life easier.  You and I do not want to lose time.  Let's do it while we can! 

On the lighter side of my story, let's go back to my city of Baghdad where I spend my leisure time playing basketball.  I guess I have the edge among my friends playing this sport because of my height. If I am not into ball games, I swim. Indoor past time can be interesting too. I like reading books and anything about human resources.  This is all I can say at this time about myself. If you wish to connect with me either for business or pleasure, send me a message.  

See below for more photos of my travels. Hope you like them.

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