We're leaving Samarra...and not a moment too soon! I really hated this place! It's so scary...the locals are very rude and not inviting into their country. I understand to an extent that they may feel threatened but I am definitely glad to be leaving and traveling further south. We're heading on to Taji which isn't far away from Baghdad itself although we are only stopping here overnight to break the journey up and then we're heading on to Baghdad which I am quite looking forward to.