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Best of 2012: Travel highlights of the year in photos

Best of 2012: Travel highlights of the year in photos

Jan 2, 13 • Azerbaijan, Georgia, Holland, Iran, Myanmar / Burma, Romania, Thailand, Travel experiences, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan2 Comments »
Year 2012 was very successful in terms of traveling and full of thrilling impressions and amazing discoveries. In 2012 I started my long term trip and spent exactly half of the year (July-December) traveling full time. First part of the year I...
For the women of Iran, with love!

For the women of Iran, with love!

Dec 7, 12 • Iran, Middle East6 Comments »
It took me some time to create this post, because I was afraid that I have not gathered enough pictures so that you understand everything I want to say. But, I hope you will get my point anyway and trust my judgment. If not…well I guess you...
Picture gallery - Iranian food

Picture gallery – Iranian food

Nov 5, 12 • Iran, Middle East4 Comments »
Rice : Rice & Kebab : Rice & meatballs (Shiraz dish – Kalam Polow): Mirza Qasemi (mashed eggplant & spices & egg): Kashk-e-bademjan (mashed eggplant & zucchini & curd & fried onion): Ghormeh Sabzi (beef &...
First time visitors' guide to Iran

First time visitors’ guide to Iran

Nov 5, 12 • Iran, Middle East16 Comments »
This first time visitors’ guide describes what we did and see in Iran, how we traveled around, where we stayed and what we ate. It is up to you to do more research and decide where you will go and what exactly you will do. We believe that our...
Isfahan, the young city of Iran.

Isfahan, the young city of Iran.

Nov 4, 12 • Iran, Middle East3 Comments »
Most of our travel experiences are mainly related to the people we meet, and less to the places themselves. And so it happened that our dear sweet host in Isfahan, was a young girl of 20 years old. With this on our side, we had the opportunity to...
Photo gallery of Yazd

Photo gallery of Yazd

Oct 24, 12 • Iran5 Comments »
We have way too many pictures from Yazd and decided to post in a separate gallery as an addition to the story about Yazd. Let us know what you like most.  ...
Yazd - magical city in the desert

Yazd – magical city in the desert

Oct 24, 12 • Iran4 Comments »
We left for Yazd on Monday morning with the “express train”, at 6 am. I have to admit, we were a bit sad to leave Tehran, as every time you leave a place, an empty space grows into your heart. Knowing that …you might never return....
Golestan palace in Tehran

Golestan palace in Tehran

Oct 23, 12 • Iran3 Comments »
There are not many sights in Tehran and the Golestan palace stands out as besides being the most beautiful the palace is the oldest historical monument in the capital of Iran. The Golestan Palace (The Rose Garden Palace) belongs to a group of royal...
Illegal reportage from Shah Cheragh mosque

Illegal reportage from Shah Cheragh mosque

Oct 22, 12 • Iran8 Comments »
If you visit Shiraz one of the places you will be recommended to visit is famous and holy mosque of Shah Cheragh. It is famous for its beauty as well as for its importance for Muslim people. There are several tombs of holy people who were buried...
Nasir al-Mulk - the most amazing mosque of Shiraz

Nasir al-Mulk – the most amazing mosque of Shiraz

Oct 21, 12 • Iran9 Comments »
Shiraz is one of the places we liked most in Iran. We happen to stay in Golshan hotel which is located very central and in walking distance to several main sights. Nasir al-Mulk mosque is the most amazing of all of them. It may look pretty simple...
Funny English signs in Iran

Funny English signs in Iran

Oct 21, 12 • Iran8 Comments »
Many countries contribute to the diversity of English language. You can come across funny signs or inscriptions in probably every non-English speaking country. I have already posted our collection of funny signs from China. This time signs we have...
TPR Travel Tip: Boiled sheep head for breakfast?

TPR Travel Tip: Boiled sheep head for breakfast?

Oct 20, 12 • Iran14 Comments »
Have you ever tried a boiled sheep head? No? Does not sound appealing? How about eating a sheep head for breakfast? You would not? Well, tasting food is an indispensable part of travelling which includes trying food which is not typical in your...
Tehran, the hectic capital of Iran

Tehran, the hectic capital of Iran

Oct 19, 12 • Iran15 Comments »
Tehran, 4th of October 2012 We arrived to Tehran on a Thursday afternoon. It was hot, dusty and crowded. And we were only at the bus station. The best part of coming to Tehran was that we managed to find a couchsurfing host, and this was our first...
Castle in Rayen, the successor of Arg-é Bam (castle)

Castle in Rayen, the successor of Arg-é Bam (castle)

Oct 18, 12 • Iran5 Comments »
I wanted to visit Arg-é Bam like crazy but had to see Rayen castle instead. When i saw a picture of Arg-e Bam I knew I would go there no matter what. To my regret the horrible earthquake of 2003 ruined it completely and many people told me that...
Where & how to exchange money in Iran

Where & how to exchange money in Iran

Oct 16, 12 • Iran11 Comments »
I already mentioned in my previous post that Iranian Rial has several exchange rates and that official is almost half of the so called grey market rate. Besides currently Iranian Rial is going through serious inflation and rates against other...
Den of Espionage or what happened to the Embassy of the United States in Tehran

Den of Espionage or what happened to the Embassy of the United States in Tehran

Oct 16, 12 • IranNo Comments »
This is not a palace or National Museum, but if you are in Tehran, you might want to see the infamous US Embassy which ceased its operation in 1979 under tragic circumstances. The US diplomatic mission has been defunct since the so called Iranian...
TPR Photo Quiz – 15 October

TPR Photo Quiz – 15 October

Oct 15, 12 • Iran, TPR Photo Quiz18 Comments »
Please tell us what this construction is and you will get a nice postcard from Shiraz, Iran.   Travel Photo Report Quiz is a series of posts with photo questions about countries, cities, places of interest, food, etc.  A Winner gets a...

“Every dark cloud has a silver lining” Iran week 1.

Oct 8, 12 • Iran8 Comments »
 ...so they say.            I have to admit, that the first 4-5 days in Iran weren’t the best and wasn’t really what we were expecting. Mostly because of us…and I truly believe in laws of attractions, therefore I guess we...
Iran: Women only

Iran: Women only

Oct 6, 12 • Iran14 Comments »
There are many myths & lies about Iran you can come across in the Western media. One of them is the harsh suppression of women. Segregation of women on transport may look like of one of the forms of this suppression. When I was going to Iran I...
Iranian currency, hyperinflation & how to exchange Iranian Rials

Iranian currency, hyperinflation & how to exchange Iranian Rials

Oct 4, 12 • Iran11 Comments »
Currency exchange is an actual question in Iran as you cannot withdraw money from your Visa or Amex. Although ATMs exists in Iran, they serve only Iranian bank cards. So all foreign travelers face the question of where and how to safely exchange...