Behind the Scenes in Kurdistan

Take a look at some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from Tony's trip to Kurdistan.

Photos

Tony speaks with Zamir in Kansas City

Tony speaks with Zamir in Kansas City

"My continuing tutelage of Zamir in the manly art of being a douchey TV host." -- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony and friends eat barbecue in Kansas City

Tony and friends eat barbecue in Kansas City

"Dan and Patrick aka The Black Keys, appearing as a tag team of itinerant serial killers, tuck into some barbecue between dismemberments." -- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Zamir sitting at a tailgate in Kansas City

Zamir sitting at a tailgate in Kansas City

"Zamir Gotta, Chiefs fan." -- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Close-up of meat on the barbecue in Kansas City

Close-up of meat on the barbecue in Kansas City

"Meatopolis! Why our camera crew are still all sticky and smoky." -- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Zamir at Leila's Hair Museum

Zamir at Leila's Hair Museum

"Zamir investigates the history of follicles in America at Leila’s Hair Museum." -- Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Rocinha in Rio

Rocinha in Rio

Tony walks with Rocinha local, Paulo Amendoim. 960 1280

  

Bar Urca in Rio de Janeiro

Bar Urca in Rio de Janeiro

Tony and local chef/restaurant owner Danni Camillo enjoy fried sardines and seafood soup at Bar Urca in Rio de Janeiro. 960 1280

  

Bar Urca in Rio de Janeiro

Bar Urca in Rio de Janeiro

Zach Zamboni films outside of Bar Urca. 960 1280

  

Ipanema Beach

Ipanema Beach

Zach Zamboni and Todd Liebler pull up a chair while filming Tony at Ipanema Beach. 960 1280

  

Ipanema Beach

Ipanema Beach

Tony takes in Ipanema Beach. 960 1280

  

Rocinha, the largest favela

Rocinha, the largest favela

Rocinha, the largest favela (shanty town) in Rio, is home to thousands of impoverished people. 960 1280

  

Children from Rocinha fly kites

Children from Rocinha fly kites

Tony watches as some children from Rocinha fly kites on Paulo Amendoim's rooftop. 960 1280

  

Conditions in the favela of Rocinha

Conditions in the favela of Rocinha

Tony learns that conditions in the favela of Rocinha are improving -- electricity and water have been installed where there had been none, and a constant police presence has helped keep the drug lords out of power. 960 1280

  

CADEG Market

CADEG Market

Tony and his wife, Ottavia, have lunch at the CADEG Market. 960 1280

  

Mirante da Prainha

Mirante da Prainha

Tony with Dolores, a Rio native, at Mirante da Prainha. 960 1280

  

Jiu Jitsu fight

Jiu Jitsu fight

Tony talks with his wife, Ottavia, before her Jiu Jitsu fight. 960 1280

  

Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu

Tony talks with Igor Gracie and Bruno Neves. The Gracie family is responsible for the Instituto Kapacidade, a school that teaches kids from the favela the basics of Jiu Jitsu. 960 1280

  

Dinner of Feijoada

Dinner of Feijoada

Tony sits down to a dinner of Feijoada – a traditional bean stew with beef and pork -- with his wife and Valquiria (right) at the home of Igor Gracie’s mother. 960 1280

  

Anthony Bourdain walks the streets near Belle Isle. 960 1280

  

Outside of The Galley Diner in Southie, home of the best breakfast sandwich Tony Bourdain has ever had. 960 1280

  

Don't miss the Howie Carr sandwich at Michael's Deli. 960 1280

  

Tony and Mike Ruffino enjoy Bloody Mary's at the Liberty Hotel. 960 1280

  

A wide shot of downtown Boston. 960 1280

  

Tony and the crew synchronize their phones. 960 1280

  

Tony and Mike Ruffino have drinks at the L Street Tavern. 960 1280

  

Cameraman Zach Zamboni does whatever it takes to get the perfect shot. 960 1280

  

A beautiful sky brightens the dock at the Savin Hill Yacht Club. 960 1280

  

Tony and Mike Ruffino go for a stroll on the streets of Boston. 960 1280

  

Wide view of Peter Welch's gym in Southie. 960 1280

  

Somebody hit the bull's-eye at Murphy's Law. 960 1280

  

Tony visits the Howie Carr Show. 960 1280

  

Mmm. Breakfast at The Galley Diner. Pictured here is corned beef hash and eggs. 960 1280

  

Tony and Mike Ruffino get ready to bowl at South Boston Candlepin. 960 1280

  

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