Dear Friends: This is my favorite story from Iraq. I hope you will watch to the end so you can learn about the unique lifestyles of the ‘Marsh Arabs.’
Iraq is famous for their “Iraqi Marshlands” (also known as Mesopotamian Marshes). It’s a rare, aquatic landscapes in the desert, stretching hundreds of miles across Southeastern Iraq into Southwestern Iran.
In fact, these marshes were one of the largest wetland ecosystems in the world until sadly, they were drained in the 1980s and 1990s under a former presidents’ rule. However, in recent years, the marshlands are back to higher water levels and it was awarded as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2016.
I visited the Iraqi Marshlands with my buddy Alvaro for 24 hours, and I documented the entire adventure for you to see. I hope you enjoy this story. I will never forget how amazing this experience was!