Monthly Archives: April 2013

First impressions of Kurdistan

Back in early February, I was sitting at home in England looking at the dank grey sky, when the phone rang. It was the office. “Oliver, we would like you to go to Kurdistan next week, start doing some research.” … Continue reading

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On the piste in Iraqi Kurdistan: where skis are replacing bullets

                Kurds of all ages have been quick to take up skiing in the pristine mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan. When 37-year-old Igor Urizar first happened upon the isolated mountain village of Penjwin, 300km … Continue reading

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Iraq 10 years on: Good times in Kurdish Irbil

In the troubled security and political landscape of Iraq, the autonomous northern province of Kurdistan has emerged in the past 10 years as an inspiring success story. The region’s progress is on full display in its capital city of Irbil, … Continue reading

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