Travel Stories from Iraqi Kurdistan: Hitchhiking, Homestay and Hiking

Solo traveling is a unique experience in every country, especially in less visited countries such as Iraq. In this story, from Diana, you can read about an exceptional solo hitchhiking adventure in North-eastern part of Iraqi Kurdistan. She talks about how hitchhiking went, her encounter with the police at a security checkpoint while hitchhiking and …

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They Actually Make You Go Barefoot in Iraqi Kurdistan

Visiting Iraqi Kurdistan

 Overview: Read about our visit to the town in Iraq where shoes are forbidden. The holy site of Lalish offers such a memorable cultural experience that we actually looked forward to spending a day going barefoot on the hot pavement. Read about our visit and why you might want to add this Yazidi shrine to …

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