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Going to Iraq for vacation?

When I told my friends I was going to Iraq, some figured I’d joined the military or was planning to do something illegal. After all, what do most people think of when you mention this country? Tanks, blown-up buildings, bombs….. Face it, out of all the places in the world, Iraq is going to be at the bottom of most tourist bucket lists. Believe it or not, this country...

Going to Iraq for Vacation?

When I told my friends I was going to Iraq, some figured I’d joined the military or was planning to do something illegal. After all, what do most people think of when you mention this country? Tanks, blown-up buildings, bombs….. Face it, out of all the places in the world, Iraq is going to be at the bottom of most tourist bucket lists. Believe it or not, this...

Visiting Five Countries Where You’re Not Allowed

I’m sitting in Istanbul getting ready to board a plane for Saudi Arabia. I don’t have a visa because tourists visas are practically impossible to get, but in my quest to visit every country in the world, I’ve found a loophole to visit this Middle Eastern country, even if it is only in the airport. Actually, I’ve found quite a few tricks to visit countries Americans...

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Two days in Northern Iraq

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Welcome to Iraq!
My jet lag and mini-bar finally caught up with me today. I went back to the hotel to research a good place to eat and fell into an afternoon coma. Miraculously I still got some nice shots of “slices of life” and met some nice people. Tomorrow I’m getting up early and I’m filming it right. Check out the slide show above.