November 2013: Blog Posts written by Graham Mort during his visit to Soran Universitygraham_muli

The first leg of my trip to Soran begins in Manchester, the city I grew up in. The plane takes me to Istanbul where East and West seem to meet and compete before bringing me to the Kurdish city of Erbil at 4.30am. It seems strange to move from memories of my past to such a fabled land and peoples: from the cradle of industry to the cradle of human culture…Read on.