If you have not heard of Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, before looking on this website, you'll discover a cultural scene that is a typical post-conflict international experience teeming with the complex atmosphere of optimism, contradictions, and frustrations! You can look for interesting things to do at bugbitten for some additional inspiration. Erbil is in the process of developing into a greater tourist destination. Find out more about these recent developments plus relevant information at Tourism Kurdistan. If you wish to learn more about the region and its politics, check the Kurdistan official website.
Image: Anna Wachtmeister
Me dressed up in Kurdish dress for a picnic celebrating the arrival of spring 2009