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Is Iraq Really That Sketchy? I Think Not!

Looking out the window on the fourth floor of Tararom’s family house , I could barely see the remains of Sanandaj poking out from underneath the grey, stormy clouds. Boy, this was going to be a cold, wet ride. Susan tried to encourage me to stay another day longer, but I was trying to keep a couple of days up my…

Crossing the uncrossable border: Iraq to Iran

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By Johno
A lot hung on the Iraq-Iran border. If we couldn’t cross, as the British Embassy in Erbil had told us would almost definitely be the case, then we would have to drive all the way back through Kurdistan and into Turkey for the third time on the trip. The detour would cost us at least two days and…