Thursday, July 27, 2006

A while back, I made a promise to myself that I'd stop writing about Harry's Place. I did try to raise this in the comments about four hours ago but got ignored. Oh well.

Compare and contrast

Harry's Place:
Have you planned your hols yet? If not then maybe you could consider Iraqi-Kurdistan.
The Foreign Office:
We strongly advise against all travel to Baghdad and the surrounding area, the provinces of Basra Maysan, Al Anbar, Salah Ad Din, Diyala, Wasit, Babil and Ninawa. We advise against all but essential travel to the rest of Iraq.
[...]
There have been fewer attacks in urban areas of the Kurdish Regional Government administered areas in northern Iraq than across the rest of the country... However, the threat in the north remains real.
Of course, it's up to you who's advice you decide to take when booking your holidays.

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1 comment:

. said...

There was a car bombing in Kirkuk on Sunday, killing 20, while there were 22 killed there on June the 13th in a wave of suicide and remote controlled bomb attacks, so it might be a good idea to avoid there if you do want to visit Kurdistan.