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By The Wandering Vegan

Erbil, Kurdistan

Early in the morning, I flew to Doha and then to Erbil in Kurdistan. Kurdistan not only includes the northern region of Iraq but also northern Syria and southeast Turkey. There is a strong independence notion in the area, that they should form their own country by separating from the other 3. Politics aside, here’s…

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Muscat, Oman

I have to admit that I was not looking forward to visiting Muscat after how ridiculous my previous entry & exit experiences had been with passport control in Salalah, Oman. I was expecting a lot of grief and delays. The guy at passport control was clearly preoccupied with a text message conversation he was having,…

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Manama, Bahrain

If there was any advice about Bahrain I got, it was the same one from everyone: “a day is the right amount of time.” Yup. A day was plenty. It’s a small country, and it also didn’t have anything that jumped out at me as overwhelmingly unique that needed more time to investigate. It’s another…

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