Backpacking in Iran: Visiting Kalate Talkh Desert Oasis

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 Talkh. What is Khalate Talkh? Khalate Talkh is a desert Oasis in the middle of Read more about Backpacking in Iran: Visiting Kalate Talkh Desert Oasis[…]

Backpacking in Iran: Lake Orumiyeh

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 even covered half of our time there and have at least 50 Iran articles still Read more about Backpacking in Iran: Lake Orumiyeh[…]

Backpacking in Iran: Touring The Village of Yaseh Chah

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 of Iran knows of it but it exists. I’ve been there. The village of Yaseh Read more about Backpacking in Iran: Touring The Village of Yaseh Chah[…]

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

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 be greeted with warm, genuine welcoming smiles. “Welcome to Iran” 100 people will say to Read more about Hospitality in Iran: The Longest Night Dinner in Shahr-e Kord, Iran[…]

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

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 10 times as much for everything. Anyone that has been to Iran will know why Read more about Monday’s Money Saving Tips: Rials v Toman in Iran[…]

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Backpacking in Iran: Top 5 Sights in Tehran

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 elsewhere in the country that you find the real charm. In Iran, we loved Mashhad, Read more about Backpacking in Iran: Top 5 Sights in Tehran[…]

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

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 where we spent our first 3-4 days in the country. So after going through the Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Beers and Hamburgers in Tabriz on my First Night in Iran[…]

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

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 off the normal travel wall, I can assure you of that. We were the only Read more about Touring The Imam Reza Shrine in Mashhad Iran: The Biggest Mosque in the World[…]