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Thai Visa on Arrival - how new rules ruined our plans

Thai Visa on Arrival – how new rules ruined...

When we arrived at the Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok I was very surprised to learn that I can apply only for 15 days as opposed to 30 days on...
Asia, ThailandNo Comments »
Picture gallery - Iranian food

Picture gallery – Iranian food

Rice : Rice & Kebab : Rice & meatballs (Shiraz dish – Kalam Polow): Mirza Qasemi (mashed eggplant & spices & egg):...
Iran, Middle East6 Comments »
First time visitors' guide to Iran

First time visitors’ guide to Iran

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...
Iran, Middle East16 Comments »
How to get a visa to Myanmar / Burma in Bangkok

How to get a visa to Myanmar / Burma...

  As we had to change our plans due to getting only 15-da Visa on Arrival to Thailand and we already bought tickets to Yangon we decided to go...
Asia, Myanmar / Burma, Thailand1 Comment »
Isfahan, the young city of Iran.

Isfahan, the young city of Iran.

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...
Iran, Middle East3 Comments »
Airport security - bullshit or reality?

Airport security – bullshit or reality?

If you travel by plane, I am sure you are very familiar with all the security procedures – no water or liquids in more than 100ml vessels,...
Travel experiences2 Comments »
Time for a break! ( Or not ..)

Time for a break! ( Or not ..)

This article was written on October 22nd. Since then…life has shown to me, once again, that sometimes you just have to follow the road that...
Asia8 Comments »
Photo gallery of Yazd

Photo gallery of Yazd

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...
Iran5 Comments »
Yazd - magical city in the desert

Yazd – magical city in the desert

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...
Iran4 Comments »
Golestan palace in Tehran

Golestan palace in Tehran

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...
Iran3 Comments »
Illegal reportage from Shah Cheragh mosque

Illegal reportage from Shah Cheragh mosque

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...
Iran8 Comments »
Nasir al-Mulk - the most amazing mosque of Shiraz

Nasir al-Mulk – the most amazing mosque of Shiraz

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...
Iran8 Comments »
Funny English signs in Iran

Funny English signs in Iran

Many countries contribute to the diversity of English language. You can come across funny signs or inscriptions in probably every non-English...
Iran8 Comments »
TPR Travel Tip: Boiled sheep head for breakfast?

TPR Travel Tip: Boiled sheep head for breakfast?

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...
Iran14 Comments »
Tehran, the hectic capital of Iran

Tehran, the hectic capital of Iran

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...
Iran15 Comments »
Castle in Rayen, the successor of Arg-é Bam (castle)

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

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...
Iran5 Comments »
Where & how to exchange money in Iran

Where & how to exchange money in Iran

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...
Iran11 Comments »
Den of Espionage or what happened to the Embassy of the United States in Tehran

Den of Espionage or what happened to the Embassy...

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...
IranNo Comments »
TPR Photo Quiz – 15 October

TPR Photo Quiz – 15 October

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...
Iran, TPR Photo Quiz18 Comments »

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

 ...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...
Iran8 Comments »