The Yazidi are followers of a little known faith with ties to Islam, Christianity, Zoroastrianism and Paganism. For the 500,000 or so practitioners, the village of Lalish is their holy land. With a number of shrines, including the tomb of the religion's founder, Lalish makes for an interesting trip when in Iraqi Kurdistan. The people are friendly and inviting, completely open to outsiders visiting their holy village. There is no public transport to the town or tourist facilities in the area, so it can only be visited as a day trip. But the combination of the mystical, the unknown and the unique make it worth the effort.