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This week, I traveled to the beautiful country of Iraq. All my life I'd heard of the war in Iraq and how dangerous it was to visit, but I wanted to go there and explore if for myself to hear the stories that didn't make it into the media. So, along with Drew Binsky, Lexie Alford and Cory Martin, we were taken around Iraqi Kurdistan by our amazing guide, Baderkhan.

Thank you to Lexie Limitless for joining us on this crazy adventure:

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Thank you to Baderkhan for taking us around Kurdistan!

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  1. H MA

    H MATunti sitten

    Absolutely beautiful to watch and enlightening. An excellent and well done job!

  2. Amingo Huang

    Amingo Huang4 tuntia sitten

    The singing voice of the elderly man is so smoothing very beautiful

  3. zahraa swar

    zahraa swar6 tuntia sitten

    لازم اتعلم انقليزي حاولت افهم ويش يقولون بس ما قدرت

  4. David Pu

    David Pu7 tuntia sitten

    I do not know if gonna ever read this comment but, when you come back to Colombia I am gonna show you the real beauty of my country. WE ARE NOT ESCOBAR, ¡we are more than that! We are the land of dreams. It is time to do the same thing that you did here dude, yes there is bad things but we are more than that!

  5. Dafina Vukaj

    Dafina Vukaj7 tuntia sitten

    I'm obsessed with this channel

  6. SpaceNate

    SpaceNate8 tuntia sitten

    What a video.......

  7. L N

    L N10 tuntia sitten

    Thank you for such a beautiful video of Iraq 👌🏼

  8. Merna Dako

    Merna Dako10 tuntia sitten

    You guys got me tearing up, my childhood and where I grew up, thank you for putting this together.

  9. HOPE IQ

    HOPE IQ17 tuntia sitten

    Seeing this video is kinda hard for me as an Iraqi person but it also good

  10. Hoo Dini

    Hoo Dini23 tuntia sitten

    i would easily travel to iraq just to experience what they did in this video. the people the culture, the food. everything about it sounds like the perfect holiday.

  11. m7amad farman

    m7amad farman23 tuntia sitten

    15:12 the place where my dad committed a suicide in that made me nm They were making fun of the prisoners like they were cutting the prisoners ears and fingers and hitting them by an thing I don't have any idea what it is just write (sadam husain tortures against kurdish people) y'all see what I'm talking about

  12. TravelJet

    TravelJetPäivä sitten

  13. Mike Storme

    Mike StormePäivä sitten

    The little cocoa distinctly concern because argument comparatively wriggle in a nauseating karate. acid, lowly geography

  14. Abi P

    Abi PPäivä sitten

    I love the way you balance the honesty of the situation in Iraq whilst still focussing on the good and the culture of the country. Loved watching this!

  15. rıdvan gündogdu

    rıdvan gündogduPäivä sitten

    Biji kurdistan

  16. SYNM

    SYNMPäivä sitten

    Love from Kurdistan i talk kurdish sorani

  17. SYNM

    SYNMPäivä sitten

    Chonn kurdakanm

  18. Mark Dexter Jadear

    Mark Dexter JadearPäivä sitten

    This is random like what you do guys. If this comment happens to reach you, would you guys go on a trip with meto visit my loved ones whos working overseas (italy). Btw im from Philippines. Its hard to get a visa going there for me maybe you could help me. I know you’ll say YES!

  19. Ahmed Alasdi

    Ahmed AlasdiPäivä sitten

    I hope that one day you will come to the rest of Iraq You missed a lot , but Kurdistan is the most beautiful part of Iraq Big Thanks to the Yes Theory You Gays are amazing and all the Love to dear Kurdistan also from Baghdad the capital

  20. S

    SPäivä sitten

    This video broke me open.

  21. Ocean Man

    Ocean ManPäivä sitten

    Dude you should bring Drew to Tuvalu that would be a good video.

  22. H9 GAMER

    H9 GAMERPäivä sitten

    Thank you for the beautiful vlog much love from baghdad 🇮🇶

  23. its_milli

    its_milliPäivä sitten

    that was beautiful

  24. ForcaItalia

    ForcaItaliaPäivä sitten

    Baderkhan's speech = 10/10. What a great human, what a great mind. And what a great laugh man.

  25. barzan ali

    barzan ali2 päivää sitten

    That food is called dolma

  26. min_qwq💗.

    min_qwq💗.2 päivää sitten

    I am an Iraqi .. but did you enjoy in Iraq?

  27. barzan ali

    barzan ali2 päivää sitten

    I’m from Iraq Kurdistan hi is salam

  28. Emad Rawi

    Emad Rawi2 päivää sitten

    Shame that you believe what that kurdish guy says, some Kurdish where traitors and allied with Iraq enemy (Iran) in the war time, so what one can expect the previous regime to do? Those who what once been called them before Bandits helped then to distroy Iraq and make it possible to be occupied

  29. Es De Cristianos

    Es De Cristianos2 päivää sitten

    The was recently 🤩👌💯💯🇸🇪

  30. Can

    Can2 päivää sitten

    religion is cancer, look at the world and what it has done

  31. Rashad Alwaeli

    Rashad Alwaeli2 päivää sitten

    Thank you bro

  32. S S!

    S S!2 päivää sitten

    اني من العراق

  33. Good Live

    Good Live2 päivää sitten

    I want to go to Iraq someday

  34. Good Live

    Good Live2 päivää sitten


  35. Ni Bic

    Ni Bic2 päivää sitten

    That girl Lexi must be from a very well off family to have travelled the world at such a young age! When most of us are in college or working in jobs that couldn’t possibly afford to cover world lengthly trips like this

  36. Mario Gotze

    Mario Gotze2 päivää sitten

    کوردە تڕە بۆ ئەوەنە ماستاوچی و بێگانە پەرستن ئەم گەوادە بە ئاشکرا بە کوردستان ئەڵێت عێراق و باکوری عێراق لە جیاتی ئەوەی بەخێر هاتنی بکەن ئەژدادی سەربڕن لەکۆمێنت هەمووتان دیسلایکی لێیەن و بۆشی بنووسن کە کوردستان عێڕاق نیە

  37. Alex !

    Alex !2 päivää sitten

    Wow that was the Best video i have ever seen ❤️❤️

  38. Oksana Ahmed

    Oksana Ahmed2 päivää sitten

  39. Alpenacre

    Alpenacre2 päivää sitten

    This is genuinely so cool. I've always viewed Iraq as just a worn torn country in the Middle East and looked nothing past it. It's crazy to see how actually friendly and developed areas are in the country. Keep making more awesome content!

  40. Mari Cogan

    Mari Cogan2 päivää sitten

    Where are the women and girls?

  41. amjd mohammed

    amjd mohammed2 päivää sitten

    Welcome to Mesopotamia, Iraq 😇🥀💖💖💖💖

  42. irene st

    irene st2 päivää sitten

    this reminded me that the video i first watched and drew my interest in your channel was you guys going to wedding uninvited

  43. MSA AN

    MSA AN2 päivää sitten

    This Kurdish guy didn't tell the truth in many parts of his speech. So racist

  44. nelida guzman

    nelida guzman2 päivää sitten

    This is beautiful, my respect for them and all the horrible things they had to see and live.

  45. Rima Rama

    Rima Rama2 päivää sitten

    Write kurdistan KURDISTAN NOT IRAQ

  46. Hussein Hashem

    Hussein Hashem3 päivää sitten

    My father is Arabic and my mother is Kurdish and we lived in Mosul so the Kurds and Arabs are the same to me. When I was young living in Mosul both sides were trying to hurt us and my sister that was 13 running home cause the kits came in Mosul was shot so everyone has pain from that country so don’t make it like the Kurds were so innocent cause when they shot my sister they were not that innocent.

  47. syazwan mohd

    syazwan mohd3 päivää sitten

    Man love this so much, share with the world beautiful side of Iraq…hope someday can come and visit the country to experience its amazing culture

  48. Connor

    Connor3 päivää sitten

    Opened my eyes to the truth! So much lies on Media

  49. Nuha Idris

    Nuha Idris3 päivää sitten

    Beautiful ❤

  50. David Brandenburg

    David Brandenburg3 päivää sitten

    dude I like most of your videos but where you are going is just stupid, you might as well vacation in Damascus while wearing an american flag t-shirt!.

  51. Izzuddinovic.Z

    Izzuddinovic.Z3 päivää sitten

    speechless tour...very sentimental.

  52. Sivar gamer

    Sivar gamer3 päivää sitten


  53. Kevin DiOssi

    Kevin DiOssi3 päivää sitten

    Man, this channel does some incredible storytelling in addition to some extremely fun videos along the way. I’ll be purchasing some merch to support.

  54. Dexter

    Dexter3 päivää sitten

    "Walk slow but never stop" mind blowing

  55. Mohamed Nid Said

    Mohamed Nid Said3 päivää sitten

    awesome video, its like im already there travelling 😃

  56. Aril Aris

    Aril Aris3 päivää sitten

    This is why i really love watching Yes Theory content, they spread the truth, happiness, adventure and love. We as muslim love every religion, actually we all are brothers & sisters. Maybe one day we all as different religion can seat and drink a coffee together peacefully, Insya Allah. Yes Theory, you guys are awesome.

  57. Zachary Williams

    Zachary Williams3 päivää sitten

    This is such a fuckin cool channel. No one can say otherwise. You have an actual mission statement

  58. whack af

    whack af3 päivää sitten

    The high-pitched archeology correspondingly open because school temporarily annoy up a torpid ice. slippery, fluffy meal

  59. Maria Clara Brito

    Maria Clara Brito3 päivää sitten

    You should go to Venezuela

  60. Michael Cruz

    Michael Cruz3 päivää sitten

    You guys are freaking awesome!!!

  61. Ali Hadi

    Ali Hadi3 päivää sitten

    Willcome to kurdistan

  62. Jim Bullard

    Jim Bullard3 päivää sitten

    I am becoming such a fan. Great images and real people.

  63. Ciwan Ahmed

    Ciwan Ahmed3 päivää sitten

    Guys it's not Iraq it's KURDISTAN :) JUST KURDISTAN☺

  64. حمودي غازي

    حمودي غازي4 päivää sitten

    ماكو واحد يترحم شيحجي شني سالفه خاف يقلط علينه 😅

  65. Vanessa Rocaberte

    Vanessa Rocaberte4 päivää sitten

    Nice video and it opened our eyes to the other side of Iraq aside from bombings . God Bless Iraq and it’s people . Peace !

  66. Jay B

    Jay B4 päivää sitten

    not one bomb or shot fired in this area during the iraq and afghan war.. only place you were not required to wear a vest on leave ... the resorts and waterparks are real folks

  67. V Vee

    V Vee4 päivää sitten

    Thank you, what a beautiful video, thank you🙏👍🏾🙂🌈

  68. Khalat ks

    Khalat ks4 päivää sitten

    welcome to kurdistan, we love you😊

  69. Nico

    Nico4 päivää sitten

    Showing this video to people who say " just terrorists live in the middle east" or "all muslims are terrorists and criminal" helped so much to fight racism! sorry for bad english

  70. SG_R

    SG_R4 päivää sitten

    Holy shit Kurdistan is my home country and where my parents where born :0

  71. أبنك ياعراق 🇮🇶

    أبنك ياعراق 🇮🇶4 päivää sitten


  72. nicole.jr88

    nicole.jr884 päivää sitten

    What wonderful kind people you meet thanks for sharing your time with us.

  73. Mustafa Al-Niama

    Mustafa Al-Niama4 päivää sitten

    You should’ve told me, I’d have tagged along lol

  74. Joe Bruey

    Joe Bruey4 päivää sitten

    Baderkhan: "Some day, people will not call me a terrorist, they'll call me a tourist". That's an MLK speech-worthy line. Well said, Baderkhan. Thank you for this video. I've always wanted to see more of Iraq since my last, more 'unpleasant' visit. Well done!


    ALAA ALAMEEN4 päivää sitten


  76. عبدالعزيز الحارثي

    عبدالعزيز الحارثي5 päivää sitten

    العراقيين العلم اللي موجود علم وش علم العراق مو كذا ؟!!!!

  77. Morgan Stopford

    Morgan Stopford5 päivää sitten

    I'm not crying, you are! So amazing x

  78. Fayez Hamim

    Fayez Hamim5 päivää sitten

    Seeing jolly minded baderkhan getting emotional makes me realise how tragic and traumatised the event was 😢. I broke into tears while watching this video.

  79. arthur Me

    arthur Me5 päivää sitten

    Politicians and governments is what starts wars

  80. h94 h94

    h94 h945 päivää sitten

    KURDISTAN ♥️ 🌞 💚

  81. arthur Me

    arthur Me5 päivää sitten

    The past we can not forget. So it doesn’t happen again look what is happing in come countries now the liberals in Canada are trying to turn Canada in to communist country

  82. S R

    S R5 päivää sitten

    I haven't watched such an impressive video in my life, thanks for sharing it with us.

  83. arthur Me

    arthur Me5 päivää sitten

    That’s the way a church should look like not covered in gold taken from the pore like u now who the noes that rape and kill children and the worlds government do nothing

  84. Umberto maresca

    Umberto maresca5 päivää sitten

    Baderkhan...???..come on! what a better guide I guess....thanks again guys for yr beautiful & spirit lifting contents..God bless you all

  85. Asif Abbas

    Asif Abbas5 päivää sitten

    Why havn,t u come to pakistan

  86. Peregrine Falcon

    Peregrine Falcon5 päivää sitten

    loved to see this side of iraq ...i think the entire middle east has gained that repo because of those political and military and religious conflict there

  87. K GKP

    K GKP5 päivää sitten

    Thank you for showing us around the world, the true beauty of the people and their country. 💖🇦🇺

  88. Carol Velasco

    Carol Velasco5 päivää sitten

    OMG I feel so good from seeing that Iraq is not just crumbling buildings. 26yo and all I've seen from Iraq in the media was the worst part of Iraq. The media can really be brainwashing. Happy and grateful to have found this video🥰

  89. shayma nawzad

    shayma nawzad5 päivää sitten

    you are very welcome to my country ( Erbil-Kurdistan )

  90. jose rodriguez

    jose rodriguez5 päivää sitten

    ...."love can change everything"... That's so true! Excellent video.

  91. Connie Moriarty

    Connie Moriarty5 päivää sitten

    I just shared your link to "A beautiful & crucial message is found in this video, thank you Yes Theory for sharing! I've traveled overseas a lot, and it's so true-- if you show an openness to learn and an interest in people's culture, they will open their hearts and homes to you and treat you like sisters from other misters and brothers from other mothers. There is a human connection that transcends everything else. The politicians and globalists just use divisive dialogues to separate us. They're afraid of the people's uprising.

  92. Laisa hh

    Laisa hh5 päivää sitten

    Its sad how the war has ruined so many lives, cultures, religions, beautiful historic buildings.

  93. Laisa hh

    Laisa hh5 päivää sitten

    Honestly just being away from America is bliss

  94. BlueSkies

    BlueSkies5 päivää sitten

    Beautiful view of Iraq people n country.

  95. إჂ̤ رسرس

    إჂ̤ رسرس5 päivää sitten

    طلعنه مشهورين 😂😂

  96. Akar Arif

    Akar Arif5 päivää sitten

    I didn’t know you came here that kills me I didn’t know

  97. unoto

    unoto6 päivää sitten

    I'm currently stationed in Erbil as U.S. military. Ever since I knew I was coming here I've been so curious about the culture here. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to see Kurdistan from the other side of the fence that I unfortunately otherwise wouldn't have had. The few Kurds that I've been lucky to interact with here are such happy, kind people. I hope to come back to visit someday without the uniform on and the duties and restrictions that come along with it. I'd love to truly experience the beautiful region, culture, and people of Kurdistan!

  98. E as G P

    E as G P3 päivää sitten

    We still have troops in Iraq? Stay safe man

  99. Helen Osmat

    Helen Osmat6 päivää sitten

    l am from Zakho in kurdistan and l so happy there are in kurdistan that amazing videos and lam always waching video in this FItitle ✨

  100. Kemal Ciplak

    Kemal Ciplak6 päivää sitten

    kurdistan and wakanda both do not exist

  101. ServanDrawingZ sero

    ServanDrawingZ sero5 päivää sitten

    Biji Kurdistan