Playboy Magazine Reports on Iraq Tourism
by Matthew Burckhardt | August, 2011
Looking for an excuse to pick up the September issue of Playboy (other than the fact that the daughter of rock has-been Gavin Rossdale is on the cover)? You’ll have no trouble justifying buying it “just for the articles,” since the issue will feature Paula Froelich’s report on traveling to Iraq purely as a tourist. From MSNBC:
“I think a lot of people just think of Baghdad as kind of a cesspool, a war zone. They don’t understand why you should go there,” Froelich said.
Though the tour guide might have jumped the gun taking them outside of the capital:
Even Froelich said Kirkut was “pretty dangerous” and that bombs went off less than an hour after her tour group passed through one day.
Sounds like a blast!
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Matthew Burckhardt gave up a promising underwater hockey career overseas to move to Washington, D.C. where he works in international development while planning his next trip. You can follow his travels at his girlfriend's photography blog, The Daily Garbanzo.