Kurdistan mountains Landscapes
Lonely Planet’s Sofia Barbarani was in Iraqi Kurdistan, researching for an edition of Lonely Planet’s Middle East guidebook. She’s found out where it’s safe for travellers, the best places for a cup of tea, and whether ‘Hamilton Road’ really is the most beautiful mountain drive on the planet.
The Kurdistan Region of Iraq has been thrust into the news spotlight that year. While some parts remain dangerous and completely off-limits to travellers, life continues as normal elsewhere. Resident and regional expert Sofia Barbarani has been on the road, exploring the safest parts of this little-visited part of the world.
For further reading, see at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/blog/2014/10/07/storify-iraqi-kurdistan-in-pictures/