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Journey to Iraq Kurdistan – Episode 809

Travel to Iraq Kurdistan (Podcast)

Hear about journey to Kurdistan in northern Iraq because the Novice Traveler talks to Mansoureh Farahani from travelwithmansoureh.com about her travels on this off-the-beaten-path vacation spot.

Mansoureh says, “If individuals are fascinated about tradition, positively they need to journey to Kurdistan. In the event that they love good meals, not good for vegetarians or vegans, however in case you are a meat eater,  you positively have to go to the center east and Kurdistan. They usually have so many scrumptious meals. And if you wish to meet new individuals and also you wish to make mates, Kurdish individuals are the most effective. You’re feeling like you might be so welcome there. And in addition historical past. The area has an extended historical past and wealthy historical past, they usually have completely different religions, and in addition they’ve a number of historical past about Christianity, Islam, and in addition Yazidism, a distinct faith.”

We begin in Erbil which is the most important metropolis and the capital of Kurdistan. In Erbil, Mansoureh suggests visiting the bazaar and in addition the citadel. the citadel of Erbil is a World Heritage Website. Individuals have occupied the citadel mound since at the very least the fifth century B.C. When it’s time to go away, seize a shared taxi to Dohuk, which is within the mountains within the north.

The origins of Dohuk return to the stone age. Like a lot of the area, it was dominated by many alternative empires, together with the Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Mongols, and Ottomans. Mansoureh means that Dohuk is an efficient place to discover nature with some hikes.

Her subsequent cease was Akre the place she attended a Nowruz (Persian New Yr) celebration. The competition is well known at first of Spring and options early morning torch processions in a celebration of the victory of sunshine over darkness.

She visited the city of Lalish, which is a holy metropolis in Yazidism. 

Lastly she visited the town of Sulaymaniyah, nearer to the Iranian border. The fashionable metropolis was based by an Ottoman-Kurdish prince within the 1700s.

Kurdistan is off the vacationer path. Chances are you’ll end up relying in your translation app or vacationer charades, however Mansoureh thinks you’ll take pleasure in this area and its individuals.

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Present Notes

Journey With Mansoureh
Iraq Kurdistan
Rabban Hormizd Monastery
Journey to Northern Iraq (Podcast) – Novice Traveler
Amna Suraka
Akre in Kurdistan: The CAPITAL OF NOWRUZ in Iraq


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Erbil photographs by YAMEN DAWOOD from Pixabay and by Saad Salim on Unsplash

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