Tuesday, May 22, 2007

more links

Some websites I recently came across:

A teaser from the KRG about a couple of the 1,307 archaelogical sites in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Some basic Kurdish language info (including basic phrases) from the KRG.

The Kurdistan Tourism website has a pretty basic guide/blurb (in PDF form) for each of Erbil, Dohuk and Sulaymaniyah Governorates, including some places I didn't get to. Worth a look.

The Kurdistan Corporation has a page with link to some maps, but they're more schematic maps than anything terribly helpful for a visitor.

Thursday, May 10, 2007


On Wednesday May 9, a truck bomb exploded in Erbil outside the KRG Interior Ministry building, next to the citadel. At least 19 people were killed with 100 injured. This just shows that Kurdistan is still not immune from the violence that affects the rest of Iraq. Please ensure you stay up to date on the security situation and be as safe as possible in the decisions you make in travelling to or within Iraqi Kurdistan.

Truck Bomb in Erbil