Monthly Archives: February 2012

Kurds Open Zoroastrian Temple in Sweden

Andaz Hawezi, the administrator of the Kurdish Zoroastrian temple in Sweden. Photo Rudaw. STOCKHOLM, Sweden — The first Kurdish Zoroastrian temple, Agri Temple or “Temple of Fire,” will open its doors for believers of the faith on the Kurdish New … Continue reading

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New South Wales parliament member calls for Australia to relax travel advice

KRG Photo I would like to highlight three issues of concern to the New South Wales Kurdish community. Following a recent visit to the Kurdistan Region, New South Wales Parliament Member Walt Secord last week called for Australia to develop … Continue reading

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Kurdistan’s Reverse Migration

Costa-Rica Coffee Shop in Erbil, a place of gathering for Kurds returning from abroad. Photo by Sevar Ghafoor/Rudaw. ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan — For much of their contemporary history, Kurds have been migrating to other countries. Now, as Kurdistan enjoys an … Continue reading

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Tourism Department Changes Hotel Star Ratings

“It is still a step forward in tourism if they implement them. It will make the quality of the hotels in Kurdistan better.” ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan — The Department of Tourism in the Kurdistan Region has decided to reevaluate the … Continue reading

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Space Gun, Dream City, Iraq

Space Gun, Dream City, Iraq Steketee and Blankevoort tell the story behind each photograph “Until 1991, Dream City in Duhok was a military base for Saddam Hussein’s troops. Hundreds of Kurds were imprisoned and executed on the base, and no … Continue reading

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Always wanted to see Kurdistan? Here’s your chance

On tour B.C.-based tour operator Adventures Abroad is launching tours to Kurdistan, calling it the one part of war-torn Iraq where the chance of targeted violence against foreigners is “extremely low.” Controlled by the Kurdish regional government, Kurdistan boasts historical … Continue reading

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Kurdistan Adventures partners with Adventures Abroad

Adventures Abroad Worldwide Travel Unveils New Small-group Cultural Tours of Iraqi Kurdistan North American tour operator leads the way in the escorted group-travel industry by offering tours to a destination beyond the scope of other companies. In its 25th year … Continue reading

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