Monthly Archives: January 2014

Ten Reasons Irbil Is The Place To Be

Erbil’s equivalent of New York’s Central Park is not only the largest city park in the Middle East, but also among the largest in the world. Always wanted to visit Iraq, but were too afraid to go because of the … Continue reading

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Kurdistan Looks for a Slice of Tourism from Europe

BARCELONA, Spain – Despite limited infrastructure – but a wealth of history that includes the world’s oldest inhabited city – the Kurdistan Region is ready to take up the challenge of attracting more travelers from Europe, with an eye to … Continue reading

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Dutch Traveler Working on First Guidebook to Kurdistan Region

“Every time I travel to Kurdistan people ask me why I chose Kurdistan,” said the writer, who has been coming to Kurdistan and researching Kurdish culture since a first visit in 2007. Photo courtesy of Yvonne van der Bijl By … Continue reading

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Iraqi Kurdistan: Open for Travelers

Iraq’s booming Kurdish region offers historic sites, a temperate climate, and new luxury hotels. But will Western travelers come? It’s a Thursday, the beginning of the Islamic weekend—and $25 endless pizza and beer night at the Rotana hotel in Erbil, … Continue reading

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Bicycling from Britain to Kurdistan

Over the years, Kurdistan has seen a lot of oddities to last it a life time- however; it’s safe to say that this one takes the bag. Jasper Handman, a middle aged British Cyclist, traveled all the way from Britain … Continue reading

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