Iraqi Kurdistan is, like so much of the Middle East, often in the news for the wrong reasons. But what the headlines never mention is that this little-visited corner of the world is an adventure-lovers paradise, a mountain haven bursting with fantastic scenery and welcoming people. And while much of Iraq remains off-limits to travellers, this corner has remained stable and thankfully free from the grip of the so-called Islamic State.

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