War grad in Amnasuraka, Saddams Foltergefängnis, welches jetzt eine Gedenkstätte und ein Museum ist. Empfehlenswert das anzusehen und bestürzend.
King Shahryar and myself listening to storyteller Sheherazade - Baghdad and Iran have many stories to tell and so do I. One story will be about my nights here and where I spent them. But I'll leave it till the days that follow 😉
Was told it's not safe, was told it's difficult to get to, with my Russian passport and my friend from Fallujah. But done...🤣 The spiral stair of the Great Mosque of Samarra built in 852 AD leads to the height of 52m and for many centuries was the tallest building in the Islamic world
Ctesiphon - Parthian city founded in 120 BC in the territory of modern Iraq: I knew it is big but couldn't imagine that it's so massive! First thing I heard from locals when headed there - it's not safe as there is no gov't control, there are guns only. Dang, when this land is gonna be at peace ?!
So much history is being held by this country - Iraq - but unfortunately not everyone can enjoy it these days. Ishtar Gate in Babylon - a city of the first law, the place of death of Alexander the Great, home of hanging gardens and Babylonian Tower
A village girl from Iraqi marshes - stunning beauty in its genuine simplicity! A smile is the gate to your heart - if you see a smile, then accept this invitation and walk there safely! But, alas, many of us abandon this smile while growing up...
From the first glance it might look like heaps of sand and stone but... But it's home to the earliest written words in human history, kingdom of Gilgamesh - whose lifestory is described in the very first book of humankind, land of first gods and not to mention - the first city after the flood.
Getting to this place took a bit of efforts - convincing my travel friends that we might make it despite everyone saying that we can't go, smuggling me through numerous check-points, getting to the site without any official permission. But we made it, special thanks to my guts and people around me that relied on them😎 And again - another dream came true!Read more
Fabulous trip around southern Iraq with very special people - a guy that travels around the world as much as I do, a guy whose life was saved a couple of years back and about whom I completely forgot, a guy who I couldn't believe would come here at all! And all of them decided to join almost in the last moment! So celebrating our eventful trip in miraculously reached UrukRead more
Uruk (Sumer) - a testament to perseverance and faith - never submit before you try all the means, never give up just listening to others without trying by yourself! You're the Universe and your heart is the abode of the God! Thank you, my brothers, you have made this country my home!
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