A Weekend Trip to the Snow-Capped Mountains of Ruste

Last weekend I had the opportunity to visit the most beautiful place in Kurdistan – the snow-capped mountains of Ruste (pronounced Roos-tay). I was a bit skeptical when my friend, in trying to convince me to come along, said it’s one of the most beautiful places in Kurdistan.

“Ronbir, that’s what you say about every. single. place. we go to!”

“No, but really, Ruste is really beautiful and you can’t miss it.”

And he was right.

It really is the most beautiful place I've been to here.

It really is the most beautiful place I’ve been to here.

The last vestiges of the fall foliage down in the valley, ringed by snow-capped mountains and clear blue skies. Perfect for a nice hike and commune with nature.

The sky is bigger here.

The sky is bigger here.

The sky IS really bigger here.

As in the sky is ACTUALLY bigger here.

We stayed at Rezhiar’s family home, and they are some of the most welcoming and kind people I’ve ever met. They’re so lucky to live in such a beautiful place, but more so to have each other to share it with. I can’t wait to go back – it’s supposed to be beautiful in the winter, and even more beautiful in the spring. I don’t think it’s ever not beautiful.

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2 responses to “A Weekend Trip to the Snow-Capped Mountains of Ruste

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