I really wished to visit Iraqi Kurdistan in June 2012 by motorcycle and I was ready to do it, but an earthquake hit the North of Italy just a few days before my departure, so I had to cancel the trip 'cause I felt I had to stay close to my girlfriend that temporarily lost her house.
I was sorry also because I knew that some parts of the world can be not safe anymore as years progress due to many events, and this is a clear case.
Anyway, my prayers are with the innocents that risk their lives due to integralism, let's hope that all of this horror will come to an end very soon.
Be safe, bro, and thanks for the update.
Nick and his 2010 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré