A tribute to Geoff Hann

Remembering a great adventurer.

Reflections on Iraq

There’s lots to see in the land between two rivers.

Mosques, mausoleums and madrasas: our favourite Silk Road sights

Discover our favourite sights along one of the most important trading routes in history.

Step into history: the best archaeological sites in Iraq

This is a land where clay tablets, ziggurats and temple ruins shed light on life in ancient times.

The kindness of strangers: a journey across Iraqi Kurdistan

An experience of the region, not as one of danger, but of friendly, hospitable people.


If the oil should ever run out, the twin rivers will still uncoil like giant pythons from their lairs in High Armenia across the…