Karl May once wrote adventure novel called Durchs Wilde Kurdistan even though he had never been there before. We went to the center of that area in nowadays Iraq, straight to the mountains. Is Iraqi Kurdistan really wild? Let´s see.

You will not find many places on the map where you will not meet tourists. The places are mostly forbidden, localities and regions when the journey takes as long as vacation itself or conflict zones about which we hear only negative reports from media. Our lives are often formed by prejudices - that is why I am visiting countries where...