Join us for an extraordinary six-month journey with award-winning adventurer John Pilkington. Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Iran are in the news for all the wrong reasons. In 2009, just before the present violence in Syria and Iraq, John unravelled a picture quite different from the news stories of the time as he followed a winding route via the Euphrates, Kurdistan and the Valleys of the Assassins to finish eventually on the Persian Gulf. He met a spectacular variety of people – Druze, Maronites, Arabs, Kurds, Yazidis and both Shia and Sunni Iranians – and despite their differences he often found them working together to survive the harsh climate and make ends meet.
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