Dreamers, Im here with another Kurdistan blog post and I know what you are thinking ANOTHER Kurdistan blog post, but its me Alko it shouldn’t be that shocking. I want to share with you all my dire need to visit these cities in Kurdistan that I have not yet seen. It’s crazy to me because for someone who was fortunate enough to visit you would think that I would have seen some of these cities, but nope. When I go back to Kurdistan these will be the first spots I travel to and finally experience for myself their beauty.
Akre during Newroz is probably my dream destination, I will make it happen. Akre is such a beautiful and historical city the photos I’ve seen of Akre during Newroz and during other months makes me fall in love with Kurdistan because of its beauty. I want to experience all that, especially during Newroz. To see the fire and everyone there celebrate, theres no question that I will be in Akre when that happens.
Rawaendez is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen in my life. The photos I’ve seen of Rawendez is the only reason why I want to experience it for myself. The unquestionable beauty that this place holds and the beautiful people that I know who are from there. If there are mountains and beautiful scenery Im already sold on the idea of visiting and this place has all that. I can’t wait to see it for myself and the amount of pictures I am going to be taking of this place is no joke.
I think that Halabja is the one place that I always wanted to go to even when I was a kid. Learning about Kurdish history and the what this beautiful city went through at the hands of Chemical Ali and Saddam Hussien gives me this need to see this city still standing. I want to see the museum and experience the people of this beautiful city. As a Kurd I think everyone should visit this city not only to see the museum, but to pay their respect to those who were affected by what had happened in 1988.
Lets just say that most of my visits to Kurdistan were strictly in the Duhok province, which I hated. I did not experience other parts of Kurdistan because of a simple excuse of “Theres only men going you can’t come” when I would ask my Dad. This is why once I am back in Kurdistan I will make sure I visit these cities and not take any excuses. Slemani is a city that I’ve heard a lot about, but never been too (duh). The city life of Slemani definitely what attracts me to this place, also because of the openness I’m guessing wont experience in other parts of Kurdistan. There are a lot of places within Slemani I want to visit and gain a better understanding and knowledge of Kurdistan’s history. I’m excited to see a whole other side of Kurdistan that I have yet to experience.
Yes, that is right I have not experienced Hewler yet. Well if you count being at the airport and getting in a car experiencing the city than okay. I wouldn’t really consider that experiencing, which is why I added this to my list. I have not truly experienced the oldest city in the world yet and I am ashamed. My dad has been, but never took me because (yes you guessed it) “Only men are going”. I want to experience the bazar and city life there, I want to see the Citadel and the cute book stores and coffee shops. I want to meet new people there, and practice my terrible Sorani.
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