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Geographic Expeditions Launches Trips To Southern Iraq

Saddam Hussein Palace Interior
Saddam Hussein Palace Interior. Photo Sophy Roberts GeoEx

By Everett Potter

If you’re a traveler who’s been just about everywhere, there’s a remarkable new opportunity to explore a country that few have visited. Geographic Expeditions (GeoEx), the esteemed travel company that has pioneered some extraordinary trips around the globe, will begin taking small groups to Southern Iraq in 2024.

The 11-day journey, “On the Road to Baghdad: Exploring Southern Iraq,” starts in the ancient port of Basra and visits some of the country’s most iconic archaeological and spiritual sites before ending in Baghdad.

It’s safe to say that the war in Iraq — March 20 marks the 20th anniversary of the US-led invasion — the fight over oil and internal conflicts have overshadowed the country’s rich heritage … continue reading

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