Posts Tagged with "Travel"

Photos: Funky Rickshaws of Malacca

Thursday, January 19, 2012

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Photos: Funky Rickshaws of Malacca

Malacca is a pleasant post-colonial city located in the south of Malaysia. When we first arrived there, we knew that the districts of Portuguese-Dutch Old Town, Chinatown and Little India are for sure worthwhile – not only for the sake of seeing them as three separate places but also to observe how all three different […]

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TOP 10 places to visit in Iran

Saturday, December 3, 2011

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TOP 10 places to visit in Iran

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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6 reasons why CouchSurfing in Iran was a great idea!

Friday, November 25, 2011

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6 reasons why CouchSurfing in Iran was a great idea!

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

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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

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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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 07

Saturday, October 29, 2011

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 07

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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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 06

Thursday, October 20, 2011

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 06

Cappadocia is world-renowned mostly thanks to its Fairy Chimneys, the unique rock formations that make this place truly unearthly. The best way to observe them is from one of the many hiking trails spread across the countryside. This photo was taken during our hike on one of the trails leading from Göreme (a quaint little […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 05

Friday, October 14, 2011

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 05

Though it doesn’t usually get quite the acclaim as its neighbor Sultan Ahmed Mosque (also known as Blue Mosque), and is neither the biggest nor the oldest, but the Suleymaniye Mosque pictured here is definitely the grandest of them all. Commissioned by the greatest and most powerful of the Ottoman sultans – ‘Suleymaniye the Great’ […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 04

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 04

Istanbul is a city spread across two continents – Europe and Asia, divided from each other by the navy blue waters of the Bosphorus (or Istanbul Strait). For the convenience of the citizens, different parts of the city are connected with each other by multiple bridges as well as with a network of ferries cruising […]

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Why you should visit Dahab (Egypt)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

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Why you should visit Dahab (Egypt)

Most people don’t usually associate travelling in the Middle East with calm, tranquility and hippie beach towns. While this is fairly an accurate picture there is but one exception- Dahab in Egypt. It’s been often compared to a small Thai town, quite unlike its big brother – the touristy and over-priced Sharm el Sheikh. Catering […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 03

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 03

This photo was taken from one of the minarets of Al Azhar mosque in Cairo, which I had to climb in complete darkness just as the evening prayers were about to start.    

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