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Backpacking in Iran: Visiting Kalate Talkh Desert Oasis

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Iran is sublime and I have so many crazy fond memorable moments from our month backpacking there that I will probably never get the time to retell all the tales. This was another crazy place that we visited – Kalate …

Backpacking in Iran: Lake Orumiyeh

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Before I launch into this I’m just going to mention a list of all the cities, towns, villages and remote places/settlements that we visited during our month in Iran, so you get an idea as to why I still haven’t …

Backpacking in Iran: Touring The Village of Yaseh Chah

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I cannot be 100% sure but this is probably the first ever travel blog post in English about the village of Yaseh Chah in Iran. Basically Yaseh Chah is not on maps, it’s not in tourist guide books, nobody outside …

Hospitality in Iran: The Longest Night Dinner in Shahr-e Kord, Iran

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Hospitality in Iran is second to none. Which means it’s first. Iranians are by far and away the most welcoming and friendly nationality I have ever met. On every corner of every street in the cities of Iran you will …

Monday’s Money Saving Tips: Rials v Toman in Iran

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Money in Iran is a complete enignma at the start. Everything is just so cheap there that you’ll rarely question the price of things. However, you need to be careful, as you yourself could be to blame for paying exactly …

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Backpacking in Iran: Top 5 Sights in Tehran

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Tehran, the capital city of Iran is manic and tamely daunting, yet in many ways it was the least favourite of all the Iranian cities or towns we visited. Capital cities are often like this on your travels and it’s …

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Friday’s Featured Food: Beers and Hamburgers in Tabriz on my First Night in Iran

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Hold on just a second, beers and hamburgers? In Iran? On my first night in the country? Yes, but not quite as you know it! Today’s Friday’s Featured Food comes from the cool city of Tabriz in Iran, which was …

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Touring The Imam Reza Shrine in Mashhad Iran: The Biggest Mosque in the World

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Despite the fact that the Imam Reza Shrine is one of the most touristy places of Iran, that fact passes you by fairly easily and quickly. The tourists and visitors are mostly Muslims and “local tourists”. This place is truly …

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