BBC's Alastair Leithead is visiting south (Iraqi) Kurdistan at the moment. His diaries are great. There have been no reporting from Kurdistan since the end of the war.
Read his diaries here.
I like this qoute :
Ask anyone in the street for a potted history of the first Kurdish king, the original extent of Kurdistan and the importance of Kurdish culture and you soon discover a patriotism which runs deep.
and especially this :
"Maybe 90% of the people want independence," he says. "But the politicians talk about a federation - that's the least we can have, but we want the Americans, the British, the UN, anybody to give us our referendum and let us decide our own future."