I'll be in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan in a month.
The Kurdish-controlled territory in Northern Iraq is one of the few safe, stable areas in the Middle East. Officially it's part of Iraq but for all practical purposes it is its own country. Erbil is the capital city of the Kurdish region.
I've never been to Iraq before (I was as close as Kuwait once, but that's a tale for another time) so this will be my first visit. I know some people (via mutual friends) in Kurdistan so I'll have some contacts there.
I will be away for roughly the second half of April, and I plan to post about my trip here at LJ.