Monthly Archives: June 2012

First Flights between Tehran and Kurdistan Region

Flights between Tehran and the Kurdistan Region began for the first time on Monday, said Tehran-based Mahan Airlines. Hossein Hosseini, the Director of Marketing for the airline, said “We are delighted to announce Erbil as our first new route for 2012. … Continue reading

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Theme parks, Iraqi style

Kurdish social life Iraqi Kurdistan, the self-governing, northern part of Iraq, stands out from the rest of the country as a place of peace and calm. It is also a place where parks form an integral part of the local … Continue reading

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Smell of Cash Mixed with Pollution and Dust

During my three weeks in Kurdistan, I’ve often thought of the saying, “God is in the details.” Each intricate bit is necessary to make the whole machine run, whether it’s a human body, a car, or a nation. When I … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi’s Rotana to open three hotels in Kurdish north

Operator opened a 201-room property in Erbil in 2010. Abu Dhabi-based hotel operator Rotana plans to open three more hotels in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq to capitalise on soaring demand from tourist and business visitors, Rotana Group chairman … Continue reading

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Kizkapan, a cave that paints the ancient history of a people

A view of the Kizkapan Cave west of Suleimaniya. The word Kizkapan is of Turkish origin meaning “Girl Catcher”. Kizkapan Cave is located to the west of the city of Sulaimanyia, near the Chami Razan Resort on the road between … Continue reading

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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. (TRAVPR.COM) CANADA – June 5th, 2012 – In its 25th year of business, Adventures Abroad Worldwide Travel is proud to announce the … Continue reading

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Bitter Sweet – Gaylan Nazhad

About this work A traditional cafe only provides Kurdish tea with strong test. The cafe opened in 1950 in one of the main street of the city of Sulaimany in Iraqi-Kurdistan. From the opening up to now artists, filmmakers, photographers, … Continue reading

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Boom times in Kurdistan

The beleaguered region of Iraq is booming, much to the rest of the country’s chagrin. Five months after the U.S. military quit Iraq, the expression on the faces of foreign visitors landing at Kurdistan’s gleaming, new airport for the first … Continue reading

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Adventure with a dash of comfort

Illustration: michaelmucci.com The numbers don’t lie. More and more people of all ages are showing an eagerness to get off the beaten track for an ‘out there’ experience. Before you think “adventure travel is not for me” and turn the … Continue reading

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