TOP 10 places to visit in Iran

TOP 10 places to visit in Iran

3 December 2011 | By Pawel | 5 Comments

Iran, Places, Travel Advice

Experiencing Iran was for us mostly about interacting with Iranians and hearing what they have to say about their country, however during our stay we also discovered that Iran has a lot to offer both in terms of magnificent natural as well as historical sites.   Here’s our TOP 10 favourite places in Iran:   […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 09

Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 09

2 December 2011 | By Lavanya | 2 Comments

Iran, Photography, Places

Nasr ol Molk mosque in Shiraz is one of the most photogenic sights in Iran. This fairly new mosque was completed in 1888 and gained popularity mostly thanks to its beautiful stained glass windows. If you want to admire the place in all of its splendor, you need to pay a visit as early as […]

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People of Iran: redefining hospitality

People of Iran: redefining hospitality

1 December 2011 | By Lavanya | 7 Comments

Featured, Iran, Places

Iran for us was not so much about the many mosques visited there (although they were quite magnificent), or even about Persian carpets or cats that they are known for. If we had to summarize our Iran experience in one word it would be – Iranians. Here we give you a short glimpse of the […]

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6 reasons why CouchSurfing in Iran was a great idea!

6 reasons why CouchSurfing in Iran was a great idea!

25 November 2011 | By Pawel | 4 Comments

Iran, Places, Travel Advice

For most budget travelers, websites such as CouchSurfing, Hospitality Club or any other similar platforms* seem like a dream come true as they enable you to find a place to stay in most of the places in the world completely free of charge. There is much more to it though. Personally, I think this kind […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 08

Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 08

23 November 2011 | By Pawel | 2 Comments

Iran, Photography, Places

This picture was taken at the tomb of perhaps Iran’s most loved and celebrated poet – Hafez, in the city of Shiraz. A country once known across the world for its prose and poetry, is today hardly remembered for the same. It was incredible to watch the reactions of the people who came here, almost […]

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USA and Iran: a story of spies, hostages & a den of espionage

USA and Iran: a story of spies, hostages & a den of espionage

22 November 2011 | By Lavanya | 4 Comments

Iran, Places

It’s no secret that Iran and the United States share a rather tense relationship, although we didn’t really come across any anti America animosity from the many people we met with in the country. In fact if the growing number of burger joints and the rising popularity of American music are anything to go by, […]

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Photos: Visit to an Iranian Village

Photos: Visit to an Iranian Village

17 November 2011 | By Lavanya | 4 Comments

Iran, Photography, Places

Before Iran was an Islamic Republic and even before it was Islamic at all, most of Iranians were Zoroastrians. Although with the Arab invasion in the 7th Century, the country was soon forced to adopt Islam. Some of the villages in Iran however managed to resist the conversion for another few hundred years and stayed […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 07

Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 07

29 October 2011 | By Pawel | 7 Comments

Iran, Photography, Places

Iran is a surprising country when it comes to its landscapes. It isn’t quite just dry and sandy as most of the countries in the Middle East. During our first few days here, we had to regretfully leave the company of the new friends we’d made in Tabriz and head on to the other places […]

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Iran: Why would you go there?

Iran: Why would you go there?

29 October 2011 | By Lavanya | 9 Comments

Iran, Places, Trip Planning

If you thought our decision to quit our jobs and travel for an indefinite period of time in this economy was a bad idea, you’ll probably have more than a mouthful to say when you find out that we’re now in Iran and are planning to travel around the country for a few weeks. Yes, […]

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Photos: Cappadocia, the Land of Fairy Chimneys

Photos: Cappadocia, the Land of Fairy Chimneys

29 October 2011 | By Pawel | 8 Comments

Photography, Places, Turkey

One of the main attractions in Cappadocia is to experience a hot air balloon ride over the Fairy Chimneys that turn the landscape into something that you normally see only in sci-fi movies. Especially at sunrise, when most of the flights are scheduled, the views tend to be particularly spectacular. Tens of balloons start their […]

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