Backpacking in Iraq: Staying at the Bikhal Hotel in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

I’ve written up lots of stories from my 10 days backpacking in Iraq but I have yet to cover all of my hotel stays there so expect me to write about them all at some point. I recently wrote about the Parlaman Hotel which is the nearest thing Iraq has to a Backpacker’s Hostel at Read more about Backpacking in Iraq: Staying at the Bikhal Hotel in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan[…]

The Nearest Thing Iraq Has to a Backpacker’s Hostel: The Parlaman Hotel in Duhok

I’ve written up lots of stories from my 10 days backpacking through Northern Iraq but I have yet to cover any of my hotel stays there – I stayed in 4 different hotels in Iraqi Kurdistan. You might not know what to expect when backpacking through Iraqi Kurdistan, a region which is beautiful, but sadly Read more about The Nearest Thing Iraq Has to a Backpacker’s Hostel: The Parlaman Hotel in Duhok[…]

Top 12 Travel Highlights of 2014

I’m pretty busy at the moment trying to go through all my unwritten posts, but it’s still nice to reflect on a top 12 travel moments of the year – something I did a similar post on in 2012 and 2013. This year I started off in Iraq on New Year’s Day and I have Read more about Top 12 Travel Highlights of 2014[…]

Touring a Toy Shop in Robia, Iraqi Kurdistan

When we backpacked in Iraqi Kurdistan there were a load of just random places we visited and memories to last a lifetime. Just small little things that seemed quite cool. First of all, Iraqi Kurdistan is a fairly safe place for travellers. It’s different to the rest of Iraq and if you’ve read my countless Read more about Touring a Toy Shop in Robia, Iraqi Kurdistan[…]

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Backpacking in Iraqi Kurdistan: Top 10 Things to see and do in Sulaymaniyah

As part of my ongoing reports from backpacking in Iraqi Kurdistan I now report on my time in the city of Sulaymaniyah. After seeing the impressive mountain village of Amadiya, touring Duhok and Sulav, we headed way out east towards the Iran border, to the city of Sulaymaniyah which is astonishingly a city of over a Read more about Backpacking in Iraqi Kurdistan: Top 10 Things to see and do in Sulaymaniyah[…]

5 Most Horrific Places To Go Backpacking In

Don’t paint yourself a picture of travelling as beaches, hot sun and cocktails please. That’s not backpacking, and in all honesty it’s not reflective of travel as a whole and it’s certainly biased. You’re only seeing the good things. Yes we love the good moments, but on my travels I feel the need to explore Read more about 5 Most Horrific Places To Go Backpacking In[…]

A Backpacker’s Guide to Iraqi Kurdistan

Having recently backpacked in northern Iraq in the region known as Iraqi Kurdistan, I felt that a backpacker’s overview was in store. It’s rare for me to give an overview of a country in a single post as I try to be more detailed and individual than that, but here goes. Here is a decent Read more about A Backpacker’s Guide to Iraqi Kurdistan[…]

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Fridays Featured Food: Hotel Breakfast in Sulaymaniyeh, Kurdistan, Iraq

So you want to know what breakfast in Iraq is like?? Well my only real experience of this came in a hotel in the city of Sulaymaniyeh, which is in Iraqi Kurdistan and I’ve no idea how truly authentic this is, but here goes for you today none the less. Most hotels in the Kurdistan Read more about Fridays Featured Food: Hotel Breakfast in Sulaymaniyeh, Kurdistan, Iraq[…]

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