Iran

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque Esfahan, Naqsh e Jahan Square, Esfahan, Isfahan, Persia, Iran
Asia, City Guides, Iran, Middle East, Travel Guide

Esfahan Travel Guide + 19 Things To Do In Esfahan

Esfahan Travel Guide + 19 Things To Do In Esfahan Updated February 2024, Esfahan Travel Guide + 19 Things To Do In Esfahan was originally published in May 2020 I won’t lie, Esfahan was my least favorite place I visited in Iran. Sure, the architecture was phenomenal, but it was the city I thought was […]

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Iraq, Kurdistan, Iraqi Kurdistan, Rawanduz, Iran-Iraq border
Asia, Border Crossings, Breakaway Territories & Disputed Regions, Iran, Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, Middle East

Iran-Iraq Border Crossing Report At Tamarchin/Haji Omaran

Crossing the Iran-Iraq Border Crossing at Haji Omaran Updated February 2024, Crossing the Iran-Iraq Border Crossing at Haji Omaran was originally written in June 2019 In late April 2019, I crossed Iran-Iraq border (into Iraqi Kurdistan) at the Tamarchin-Haji Omaran crossing as part of my overland trip from Afghanistan to Iraq. In this guide, I will cover how

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Nasir al Molk Mosque, Shiraz
Asia, City Guides, Iran, Middle East, Travel Guide

Shiraz Travel Guide + 17 Things To Do In Shiraz

Shiraz Travel Guide + 17 Things To Do In Shiraz Updated June 2023, Shiraz Travel Guide + 17 Things To Do In Shiraz was originally written in April 2020 With the scent of orange blossoms in the air, I stepped out of a taxi at Vakil Bazaar after having just arrived from Hormuz Island (via

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Shah Charagh, Shah e Charagh, Shah e Cheragh Shine, Shiraz, Fars, Pars, Iran
Asia, Central Asia, Iran, Middle East, Travel Guide

Iran Itinerary For Independent Travelers

An Iran Itinerary for One Week to One Month for Independent Travelers Updated February 2024, Iran Itinerary for Independent Travelers was originally written in July 2019 “Welcome to Iran!” Said the man examining my passport* and stamping my visa paperwork at the Afghan-Iran border. All I had planned was 3 nights at Vali’s Homestay in Mashhad, after that I

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Yazd skyline, Yazd old city skyline, Yazd, Old City, Yazd Old City, Iran, Middle East, Persia
Asia, City Guides, Iran, Middle East, Travel Guide

How To Have An Epic Two Days In Yazd, Iran

How To Have An Epic 2 Days In Yazd, Iran Updated February 2024, How To Have An Epic Two Days In Yazd, Iran was originally written in April 2020 Truth be told, I almost skipped Yazd. I’d read it was too touristy, that, and paired with the fact that I’d spent too much time in Shiraz and

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Tabriz Bazaar, Tabriz, Iran, Amir Bazaar, East Azerbaijan
Asia, City Guides, Iran, Middle East, Travel Guide

Tabriz Travel Guide + 9 Things To Do In Tabriz, Iran

Tabriz Travel Guide + 9 Things To Do In Tabriz, Iran Updated February 2024, Tabriz Travel Guide + 9 Things To Do In Tabriz, Iran was originally published in May 2020 I arrived to Tabriz in a blizzard at the end of April 2019. Not what I was expecting this far into spring in Iran,

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Azadi Tower, Adazi Tower Tehran, Freedom Tower, Freedom Tower Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Asia, Budget Travel, Central Asia, Iran, Middle East

How Much Does It Cost To Backpack In Iran?

Here’s How Much it Cost to Backpack Across Iran Updated January 2024, How Much it Cost to Backpack Across Iran was originally written in July 2019 I budgeted more money than I thought I would need to backpack Iran, and for good reason: you can’t just pop your debit card into an ATM or skip over

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Kandovan, Iran, cave home, cave village Iran, cave village
Asia, Central Asia, Iran, Middle East, Travel Guide

How To Get To Kandovan, Iran

How to get to Kandovan, Iran Updated August 2023, How to get to Kandovan, Iran was originally written in July 2019 Kandovan is like a mini Cappadocia with cave homes built into jagged volcanic rock (Ha! I’m literally just repeating what everyone else says here despite never having been to Cappadocia, and we may as well

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Agha Bozorg, Agha Bozorg Mosque, Kahsan Mosque, Mosque, Kashan, Iran
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Kashan Travel Guide + 5 Things To Do In Kashan

Kashan Travel Guide + 5 Things To Do In Kashan Updated July 2023, Kashan Travel Guide + 5 Things To Do In Kashan was originally written in April 2020 Kashan was a stop on my Iran itinerary I debated axing. I was needing to pick the pace on my journey toward Tehran and onward to Tabriz and Kandovan to eventually cross the border into

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