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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Finishing my Iraq travel series

My series on travel in Iraq is finally done over at Gadling. The final articles include visits to Ur, Ctesiphon, and Babylon; Iraq's Christian community; the much more chilled-out region of Kurdistan; a Baghdad amusement park (no, really); and my experiences walking alone through Baghdad (bad idea, glad I did it). I round out the series with ten random, humorous observations about Iraq and a discussion of the practicalities of travel in Iraq.

If you liked this series, please share, tweet, and blog about it. More people need to read it, not because I need more readers but because people need to know what Iraq's like beyond the mass media headlines.

It's always a bit of a bummer finishing a series. It makes me feel like I'm finally done with the trip. Don't worry, there will be plenty more adventures in 2013!


  1. I missed this. I'll have to check it all out, especially walking through Baghdad. Yikes!

  2. I also need to catch up on the posts I missed, while doing an Alexfest and prepping for Christmas.

    Your post/interview on my blog brought in lots of pageviews. Who else posts about Iraq? What I've seen so far was great. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. This is a great posting It’s exactly what I was looking for. I like your article.


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