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Top Things To Do In Erbil

By |2019-07-06T15:35:07-06:00May 22nd, 2016|Categories: Asia, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Top things to do in Erbil. Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan, is not the first city that comes to mind when discussing potential vacation hot spots.    In fact, if you utilize Trip Advisor, you will note in “Things To Do” tops out at 21.  Paris has over 3000! Quite a difference.  So I think this should [...]

Erbil And Kurdistan Advice

By |2019-07-06T11:33:23-06:00May 21st, 2016|Categories: Advice, Asia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Erbil And Kurdistan Advice Safety Things can change at any moment in this region, but at the time of my visit in May of 2016, things were very safe.  This is despite the fact that the frontline is only 50 miles away in Mosul.  Before you visit check the latest updates with the US State Department [...]

My 100th Country – Kurdistan, Iraq

By |2019-07-06T13:42:26-06:00May 17th, 2016|Categories: Asia, Counting Countries 193 Countdown, Unique Experiences|Tags: , , , , |

“You like Donald Trump?” “No,” I embarrassedly responded in an awkward tone. “You like Clinton?” “Better than Trump,” I offered. “So Clinton is better than Trump?” “Trump is a stupid man.”  I was embarrassed by Trump’s broad anti-Muslim statements. “We are all brothers.  Muslim, Christian.  All brothers.” He smiled. I lightly touched my right hand to [...]

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