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Backpacking in Iran: Visiting Alamut Castle, Gazor Khan, Iran

Heading out into the Alamut Valley is something you should aim to do when you’re backpacking in Iran. Away from the big city appeal of Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz and Tabriz, here you find solace in a tranquil mountain village in the gorgeous valleys. You might even forget you’re in Iran for a second!  We found Read more about Backpacking in Iran: Visiting Alamut Castle, Gazor Khan, Iran[…]

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World Borders: How to get from Turkey to Iran (Gurbulak to Bazargan)

As far as world borders go, this one from Iran to Turkey overland is one of the fastest and easiest believe it or not. In fact, I was a bit surprised by the simplicity of it. If you’re heading overland from Gurbulak to Bazargan, here’s a guide on how to get from Turkey to Iran. Read more about World Borders: How to get from Turkey to Iran (Gurbulak to Bazargan)[…]

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Visiting Kandovan Cave Town near Osku, Iran

Iran will throw more surprises at you than your expectant heart expected. What you experience when visiting Kandovan cave town is a place peculiarly similar to Turkey’s Cappadocia yet so quiet and untouristy and blatantly without the same commercial appeal. There are still currently no buses that run to Kandovan Cave Town!! Making it an Read more about Visiting Kandovan Cave Town near Osku, Iran[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Camel Meat Stew in Yazd, Iran

I spent a whole month backpacking in Iran such was my desire to make the most of my Iranian visa and see as much of the country as I could. Despite rumours beforehand that the food would be terrible, it came as a pleasant surprise to taste a few above average meals. While the breakfasts Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Camel Meat Stew in Yazd, Iran[…]

Backpacking in Iran: Top 10 Sights in Kerman

Kerman is never going to be the most obvious Iranian city you visit. But that’s not to say you should leave it off your itinerary. While a lot of people use Kerman as a gateway to the desert or en route to Pakistan, others find solace in the variety of sights around the city. You Read more about Backpacking in Iran: Top 10 Sights in Kerman[…]

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How to Get an Iran Visa in Trabzon, Turkey

It’s Visa time again on Don’t Stop Living as I share my expert visa advice from my travels with you. The most recent visa advice is on how to get an Iran Visa in Trabzon, Turkey. A lot of seasoned travellers have found that Trabzon in Turkey is the easiest, fastest and handiest place to Read more about How to Get an Iran Visa in Trabzon, Turkey[…]

How to Get An Authorisation Code for an Iran Visa

How to Get An Authorisation Code for an Iran Visa

OK, so Iran Visas are not the easiest to get (except for those lucky nationalities who can get them done in one day in Trabzon) and if you’re like me, and possess passports for Anglophone/English Speaking countries (I own a British and an Irish passport) then you’ll need to get an Authorisation Code before you Read more about How to Get An Authorisation Code for an Iran Visa[…]

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30 Days in Iran and a Break from Don’t Stop Living

This is a live blog post. It’s also without doubt my quickest and shortest blog post EVER!! I make no apologies for it. We are in Tabriz in Iran and got our 30 day visa so will aim to try and use the full amount. We crossed the border yesterday from Gurbulak to Bazargan. This Read more about 30 Days in Iran and a Break from Don’t Stop Living[…]