Erbil main square

Travelling to Iraqi Kurdistan: what you need to know before you go

Everything you need to know about travelling to Iraqi Kurdistan as a tourist, from safety to budget to transport, from a solo female traveller perspective.

Sulaymaniyah city

Sulaymaniyah: Iraqi Kurdistan’s cultural capital

I was really unsure what to expect in Iraqi Kurdistan. After crossing the border from Iran, my first destination was Sulaymaniyah, the region's second largest city. I had heard that Sulaymaniyah was a very modern, almost European-style city... whatever that really means. However, I can see how people would describe it in this way, with … Continue reading Sulaymaniyah: Iraqi Kurdistan’s cultural capital