Visit Beautiful... Iraq?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

(Courtesy of Azzam Alwash)

The images we often associate with Iraq are of destruction, war and dysfunction. But one man hopes to show people another side of the country, with a lovely tour down a Kurdistan river.  

BBC reporter Gabriel Gatehouse joins us with a story about Azzam Alwash, an Iraqi-American who hopes his eco-tourism company will attract tourists to northern Iraq.  

Courtesy of Azzam Alwash
Courtesy of Azzam Alwash
Courtesy of Azzam Alwash
Courtesy of Azzam Alwash
Courtesy of Azzam Alwash
Courtesy of Azzam Alwash


Dr. Azzam Alwash and Gabriel Gatehouse

Produced by:

Rupert Allman

Comments [2]

Alun Walford

To who it may concern,
I would like to contact Dr. Azzam Alwash I have visited Kurdistan more than once and yes I agree with him it is a special place.
Please forward my email address to him.
I will be visiting again and would like to meet him in Person.
Kind regards

Feb. 18 2011 07:07 AM
Dan McCrimmon from Vancouver, Canada

I would like to contact Dr. Azzam Alwash, in regard to bringing tourists to the marsh area as suggested on CBC Radio Canada Oct. 12 2010. I think we have a good idea and the experience to bring it forward.

Oct. 13 2010 02:59 AM

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