Right by the world’s worst trouble spot, a peaceful enclave is now welcoming travellers. We find warmth and hospitality in Kurdistan WED, 12 MAR 2014 19:59
As tourism slogans go, “Come to sunny Iraq!” is problematic, but Britain’s biggest adventure travel company is inviting you to do just that. Well, to come to part of Iraq, anyway. New group tours from Explore avoid the violence-torn south and stick to Kurdistan, the semi-autonomous northern region that’s been relatively peaceful for 10 years now. Even the cautious Foreign and Commonwealth Office has given it the all-clear.