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What to do in Iraq: The country that has more than one Garden of Eden? Erbil



Have you ever imagined visiting the Garden of Eden? Today, we will embark on a journey through Iraq, a country that claims to have more than one location that could be the famous biblical paradise!

Iraq is a land of deep history, with ancient civilizations that have shaped the course of humanity. With a rich cultural tapestry, Iraq's heritage is something to behold.


We begin our journey in Baghdad, the capital full of life, home to the famous Baghdad University and the Monument to the Hands of Victory. Next, we visited the ancient city of Ur, one of the cradles of civilization. Next, we leave for Babylon, with its impressive Ishtar Gate. Next, we cannot miss the city of Mosul, full of ancient history. And finally, we explore Basra, with its countless canals and colorful markets.

 

The local currency is the Iraqi dinar and the official language is Arabic. And yes, we Brazilians need a visa to enter the country.


Iraq's economic and political situation is complex. With an economy heavily dependent on oil, the country faces many challenges such as political instability, conflicts and infrastructure issues.

As for the cost, a trip to Iraq can be considerably high. With air tickets, accommodation, food and travel insurance, a trip can cost from R$7,000 to R$15,000, depending on the duration and type of accommodation chosen.

 



We really enjoyed visiting Erbil, and it surprised us just like Iran surprised us, the people were very sweet, and it takes away a lot of that extremist view we have of the Arab world.


Now for the fun fact of the title: Iraq has several locations that have been suggested as possible locations for the biblical Garden of Eden, including the ancient city of Ur and the region around Basra.

In conclusion, Iraq is a country of rich history and complexities. Even with its challenges, the country has an incomparable cultural and historical heritage that certainly offers a unique perspective on the history of humanity.




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