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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10 Things to see and do in Duhok, Kurdistan, Iraq

Duhok/Dohuk in Kurdistan in Iraq is an odd kind of town. You’ve never been in one like it before and you’ll never be in one like it again. In fact, the nearest comparison I can make to Dohuk is with a town called Vank in Nagorno Karabakh. Basically Dohuk wants to be cool. It really Read more about 10 Things to see and do in Duhok, Kurdistan, Iraq[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Creamy Cake Dessert in Duhok, Kurdistan, Iraq

This is a short Friday’s Featured Food today and it’s topical as it also comes from Iraq, where you might have heard I’ve been backpacking in since New Year’s Eve. When you wander the markets, bazaars and streets of Iraqi Kurdistan, you will notice how many different types of ready to eat food there are. Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Creamy Cake Dessert in Duhok, Kurdistan, Iraq[…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: Top 4 Bars in Kurdistan, Iraq

While I certainly didn’t go backpacking in Iraq to get drunk, it was pleasing that I was able to relax and enjoy some ice cold beers in some really really good bars while touring the northern part of the country, Kurdistan. All bars are safe to drink in, all friendly and they serve alcohol – Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 4 Bars in Kurdistan, Iraq[…]

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