Overland adventures

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Travel guide: Crossing the Turkey – Iraqi Kurdistan land border (March 2022)

As border crossings go, for us the Ibrahim Khalil border between Cizre, Turkey and Zakho, Iraqi Kurdistan was a welcoming and laid back experience, if a bit lengthy. In fact, the most difficult part of getting stamped into Iraq was actually crossing Turkey in a blizzard. Before making the crossing we had a few reservations so this post is to put fellow overland travellers at ease and share some things we wish we had known before we got there!

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The 7 best land border crossings in the world

Maybe it’s because we come from a lonely little Island, but to us there’s something quite special about casually walking, cycling or train-ing over an invisible line into an entirely new country. From making friends with border guards at passport control to getting your head round baffling visa regulations, it’s an unforgettable moment of any trip. Here our some of our favourite land border crossings, plus the wild and wacky experiences that went along with them…

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