Weekend Highlights

A day trip to Akre, a small city nestled into the southern edge of the Zagros Mountains about midway between Duhok and Erbil in Kurdistan.  Akre is known as “The Bride of Kurdistan,” a title owed to its unique old-world charm and beauty. The old city center of Akre is tucked into a seemingly impossible hillside, crawling up into the mountains and eventually blending into the dramatic white stone.

Walking through the charming streets.

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Hiking behind the city into the foothills, where the remains of an old stone castle still dominate the landscape.IMG_3571IMG_3497

Looking down on Akre. IMG_3480IMG_3573IMG_3495IMG_3569IMG_3562IMG_3503IMG_3515

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