The Dawning of a Grander Day February 20th 2013 “If you go to Kirkuk, you will be shot,” came the glum assessment from any Kurdish man who spoke about the infamous city a mere one hundred kilometres south of Erbil. If English was not spoken, then the responder would instead clench their hand in the shape of a gun and pretended to fire imaginary rounds into my chest. The message could not be clearer.
Not that I ever intended to visit Ki ... read more
Middle East » Iraq » North » As Sulaymaniyah Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, Iraq was occupied by Britain during the course of World War I; in 1920, it was declared a League of Nations mandate under UK administration. In stages over the next dozen years, Iraq attained its independence as a... ... read more
Passionate about travelling and discovering the world, especially destinations that many consider to be dangerous. Based in Dubai but travelling most of the year. Due to this wonderful website that is Travelblog, travel has become my profession, and I express my experiences through writing, photography, social media and public speaking.
Current Location: Kenya
This is a video interview I gave via Google Hangout to Australia in June 2014. It best explains why and how I have made the transition to a full time career in independent trave... full info