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Iraq

In Kurdistan the travellers even found a proper beer garden

date of entry 05/08/2007
mileage 599,208

capital Bagdad

area 434.128 km²

population 28.946.000

GDP 115,3 Bill. US-Dollar

official language Arabic/Kurdish

Gunther and Christine made many unsuccessful attempts to get Iraqi visas. In 2007, they decided to attempt a crossing at the border between Turkey and Iran. This time they got lucky. They drove Otto 700 kilometres across Kurdistan in northern Iraq. They even managed to find a German beer garden.
Gunther and Christine wanted to go to Baghdad, but were ordered by an American checkpoint to turn back.
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Turkey

date of entry 08 August 2007
mileage 599,898

Syria

date of entry 09 August 2007
mileage 600,201

Jordan

date of entry 12 August 2007
mileage 601,675