The cradle of civilization. Iraq’s famous nickname. And rightly so, the country is full of historic constructions that are reminiscent of a bygone era. Ancient Mesopotamia has always played a major role in our history. In that respect, old Iraq is not inferior to historically rich countries such as Greece, Egypt and Italy. The UNESCO World Heritage Organization also recognizes the importance of Iraq. Herewith, we present a list of all UNESCO sites in Iraq. Plus, we’ll tell you if it's open for visiting or not.
In the last 5 years CultureRoad has been organizing numerous trips to Afghanistan. Every single traveller came back with fond memories of one of our most special destinations. However, in the last few weeks the security situation in Afghanistan has changed so rapidly that none of us would have thought possible, including a change of regime.
Socotra. But how do you get to Socotra? The easiest way to travel to Socotra is by plane. You can also travel by boat, but then you will have to find a cargo ship in the Omani coastal town of Salalah that you can sail on. There is no scheduled sailing route for passengers to Socotra.
Saudi Arabia announced that it is allowing tourists in again from August 1, 2021 . The country stopped issuing tourist visas in March 2020, so they are starting it again almost 1.5 years later. An important moment for Saudi Arabia, as tourism is one of the most important projects the country is focusing on for the next 10 years.
The coronavirus still holds the travel world in its grip. However, we can slowly see the future for intercontinental travelling again. The corona passport has been launched in the European Union and more and more countries are introducing flexible conditions to admit tourists again. A great development, but what can you do now if you are eager to travel?
Do you have the cradle of civilization high on your travel list? Have you always wanted to set foot in legendary Babylon? Or are you just curious to see how the country is doing after IS has been ousted? Then we have good news, travelling to Iraq is partly very easy and partly quite difficult, but absolutely possible. Let us explain.
Visiting museums may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you travel to Afghanistan. But it is possible! It took a while, but we have found 3 very unique Afghani museums for you. How about a museum especially for landmines? Or the Jihad museum? Get to know the 3 most unique museums of Afghanistan!
A visit to North Korea is certainly not a tourist trap but an experience that will give you food for thought for a very long time to come. You get acquainted with the system but also with people who try to function in this system.
Celebrating carnival in Africa is perhaps not the first place that comes to mind when we talk about carnivals, but we have found the most unique place. In Angola, situated on the Atlantic Ocean opposite Brazil (and also a former Portuguese colony), carnival is the biggest celebration of the year. Expect celebrations, colours, alcohol and lots of fun! But sssssssht! Don't tell anyone!
We are often asked what a trip to North Korea actually costs. The answer is that the price always depends on what exactly you want. A bit vague of course, but in practice that’s how it works. What we can say is that a trip to North Korea does not have to be expensive at all. Here we explain the costs you have to take into account if you want to travel to North Korea.