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While visiting the Kurdistan region of Iraq back in December, we met a lot of unique and genuine characters. Two particularly interesting individuals that crossed our paths are Ayar Rasool & Sangar Khaleel, who together run a team of fixers operating out of Mosul for some of the biggest news organisations in the world. We were first introduced at a traditional Kurdish...
Here is a snapshot of the time we were invited by a group of local influential business men in Shooshtar, Iran to a mighty feast. As is tradition, post meal, all members began to sing songs and recite poetry in Farsi. A truly wonderful and beautiful experience. Being the guest, it was Will's turn. Having no poems or songs...
Note: The below piece has little to no photos and for very good reason. I’ll let you figure out why below! We are also leaving the location out of this as it might be easy to derive the person when reading alongside other blogs embedded and we treasure their privacy very highly! Ive been labelled foolhardy and nieve by “Security...
Ok so, when you visit somewhere, I'm pretty sure most people go to Google, figure out the top attractions or scour TripAdvisor for what other people recommended and sure I've done this a hell of a lot. I guess somewhere along the line I got a little templed out. The idea of visiting another fort, bazaar, palace, temple, ruin...
Holiday destinations don't come with more surprises than most locations in the Middle East but Iran is definitely the most entertaining of them all. Mainly due in part to the wild intrigue that your presence alone can strike in the people you meet. You see, not many tourists visit Iran and those that do tend to stick to what...