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Me and my husband traveled to Kurdistan in July 2016 and it truly was an amazing experience. Traveling freely around the Iraqi Kurdistan region was not as easy as we expected, though. Normally you just ask anyone in your hotel if they know a tour guide or a tourist office, but the tourist infrastructure is (understandably) not fully developed in Iraq yet. Many people also speak very little English and randomly taking the bus did not seem like the best idea (you could end up passing through…

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Hello,
I am taking my kids on a two month summer trip next year. I know conditions can change in countries... As of current situations how would you feel about traveling to Erbil with children via Vienna Austrian Air? My husband has traveled to Erbil and surrounding areas many times over the years but never have I nor my children. I know its ok for me to go to Erbil, but I wasn't sure about the kids....

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I have been offered a contractor position in Erbil and I am curious about the current security conditions. Anyone have any current information.

Thanks
Charlie

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Hi,
it used to be cheaper to buy a mobile phone in Iraqi Kurdistan than to buy one before going in Europe. Is this still the case with smart phones?
Where would my friend have to go to buy a smart phone in Arbil? What are prices new vs. second hand?
Are they good quality?

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Hello all,

I'm planning to visit Iraqi Kurdistan in either August or September (security situation permitting), and would like to buy gold jewelry while there. I was wondering if anyone has any tips on a.) unique local jewelry artisans in Erbil or elsewhere, and b.) generally how prices for gold jewelry in Kurdistan compare with prices in other Middle Eastern countries and in Europe.

Many thanks!

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Hello people!
I'm a Swiss overlander willing to explore a bit of the Kurdish part of the world in the next weeks.
I'm currently in Iran, heading slowly towards Iranian Kurdistan.
Do you have any updates about which borders are open and safety issues in the border areas?
My idea is to cross into Iraqi Kurdistan from Marivan towards Sulemaniyeh (Bashmakh – Penjwen border) and I just read there has been skirmishes on the Iranian side recently, so I wonder if this border is still open, not mentioning…

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Does anyone know how many days is the on arrival visa at Erbil?

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Hello fellow adventurers,

I will be traveling to Iraq Kurdistan this october. I wanted to go hiking/camping and would like to look for an English speaking hiking guide. Can someone recommend a guide?

Isa

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Hello,
I am planing a trip in Kurdistan Irak in this October and i have a few questions.
I want to take a bus from Diyarbakir (Turkey) to Erbil. I have 2 options: one leaves at 10 in the morning and the other one at 20.30 evening. Do you know smth about the overninght bus? It is safe? The ride will be about 12 hours?
Second question is about the ride from Erbil to Istanbul. CAN DIYARBAKIR Bus Operator has a bus who leaves from Erbil at 20.00 in the evening, but i don't know when it's supposed to…

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Hello all, I would like to get some travel advices how to cross borders from Turkey to Iraq and getting a bus to Erbil from Iraq side. I am now based in Israel but in 2 days I will be in Turkey, traveling around and sooner in Iraq. Also, if someone want to join me in this travel adventure, let me know and you will be more than welcome.