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Backpacking in Iran: Camel Riding in Mesr

It was only in December 2013 that I went camel riding for the first time on my travels. I was backpacking in Iran and we somehow ended up in a couple of remote settlements in the central desert – firstly in the town of Khoor and then we headed out for a night in Mesr. Read more about Backpacking in Iran: Camel Riding in Mesr[…]

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Backpacking in Iran: Top 5 Sights in Tabriz

Another of my posts on backpacking in Iran as today I cover my top 5 sights in Tabriz. Tabriz was our first proper stop in Iran after crossing from Turkey on the Gurbulak to Bazargan border. We ended up spending 3 days in Tabriz. We randomly met another backpacker in Maku just after crossing the Read more about Backpacking in Iran: Top 5 Sights in Tabriz[…]

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Backpacking in Iran: Top 11 Things to see and do in Yazd

Yazd is a classic desert city to tour when you travel in Iran. I’d personally recommend a few days here to make sure you see the place in the detail it deserves. Backpacking in Iran is easily one of the most enjoyable experiences of your existence on this planet. These are the friendliest and nicest Read more about Backpacking in Iran: Top 11 Things to see and do in Yazd[…]

Backpacking in Iran: Sunset at the Kaluts Desert

It’s been a crazy few months of travel, from backpacking in Iran to visiting my home town again to doing travel Podcasts and there have been way too many highlights to mention. When in Iran, you can’t miss a visit to the desert. Iran has lots of desert areas and we’ve toured a few of them. One Read more about Backpacking in Iran: Sunset at the Kaluts Desert[…]

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Backpacking in Shahr-e Kord, Iran: Top 7 Things to do in this Unknown Gem

To find out how on earth we ended up in the dreamy mountain town of Shahr-e Kord in Iran, you’ll have to go all the way back to our time in the city of Baku in Azerbaijan and a chance encounter with Rasoul, our new Iranian friend. We met Rasoul in the Caspian Hostel in Read more about Backpacking in Shahr-e Kord, Iran: Top 7 Things to do in this Unknown Gem[…]

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The 5 Safest Countries I Have Backpacked In

I’ve been asked a few times about staying safe when you travel and it’s definitely something I need and want to write more about. I’ve written some articles about this before including mostly health safety and also personal safety in South America. But I haven’t really delved into which specific countries I have found the Read more about The 5 Safest Countries I Have Backpacked In[…]

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Working Wednesdays: Helping out at Issa’s Allotment in Zarad Band, Iran

Anyone who has travelled in Iran will tell you that you always get offers to stay with families and live with them. This happened to us a load of times, and we ended up in three family houses over the course of a month and it could have been more. Two of our host families Read more about Working Wednesdays: Helping out at Issa’s Allotment in Zarad Band, Iran[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Dizi on Christmas Day in Shiraz, Iran

My “Christmas Dinner” in 2013 came in the form of local Iranian dish Dizi while I was backpacking in Iran. We were almost at the end of our month in Iran when we arrived in the city of Shiraz. We were there to see the city itself, as well as visiting Marvdasht, Persepolis and Naqsh-e Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Dizi on Christmas Day in Shiraz, Iran[…]