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The Middle East is rarely out of the news, usually for all the wrong reasons. The peoples that form this region are as diverse as those that form Europe, yet they all get lumped together as fractious, unruly and ungovernable, ruled over by absolute monarchs and power hungry dictators. Look beneath the surface and you will find people who just want to make a good life for their families and raise the standards of their country. It was author John Freeman's privilege to work with people of the Middle East for over 20 years - from Turkey to Iraq in the north to Oman and Yemen in the south with all the countries in between. He made many friends among the companies his firm supplied, and was able to visit Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, China and many other places. John Freeman's story tells of the people he met and the strange, comic, and bizarre incidents that happened on his travels.