Tehran Grand Bazaar: the best places to visit

Tehran Grand Bazaar: the best places to visit

This post is about the Tehran Grand Bazaar in Iran. Tehran Grand Bazaar, also known as Bazaar-e Bozorg, is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, and it offers visitors a unique shopping and cultural experience. It features stunning architecture, including 

Masuleh Iran: the beautiful mountains of Gilan

Masuleh Iran: the beautiful mountains of Gilan

This post is a travel guide about Masuleh Iran. A small mountain village in the northern province of Gilan. The village is famous for its unique architecture and stunning natural beauty. Masuleh is built on the steep side of a mountain, and the houses are 

The Best Things to do in Qazvin, Iran

The Best Things to do in Qazvin, Iran

This post is a travel guide with the best things to do in Qazvin Iran. Qazvin is an ancient city located in northwest Iran and is famous for its rich history, culture, and architecture. It was just a necessary stop on my way to Masuleh 

The Alamut Valley and the Ancient Castle of the Assassins

The Alamut Valley and the Ancient Castle of the Assassins

This post is about the beautiful Alamut Valley, the castle of the Assasins and my experience as a solo female traveller. The Alamut Valley is famous for its historical significance as the stronghold of the medieval Ismaili sect known as the Assassins. The valley is 

The Best Things to do in Hamadan: Iran’s oldest city

The Best Things to do in Hamadan: Iran’s oldest city

This post is a travel guide about the best thing to do in Hamadan, Iran. Hamadan, or Hamedan, is one of the oldest cities in Iran and has a rich history and culture. It was the capital of the Medes in the 6th century BCE 

The Most Fascinating Villages in Iran for travellers

The Most Fascinating Villages in Iran for travellers

This post is about the most fascinating villages in Iran. Iran is a large and diverse country with plenty of things to see and do. Most famous are the ancient Silk Road cities of Isfahan, Shiraz and Yazd, but outside of the cities there are 

Palangan: a beautiful village in Kurdistan Iran

Palangan: a beautiful village in Kurdistan Iran

This post is all about Palangan in Kurdistan iran and how to travel to this off the beaten path destination. Palangan is a picturesque Kurdish village located in the western part of Iran, near the city of Kamyaran. The village of Palangan is famous for 

The Best Things to do in Kermanshah, Iran

The Best Things to do in Kermanshah, Iran

This post is about the best things to do in Kermanshah. One of the oldest cities in Iran at the foot of the Zagros mountains. With its location close to Iranian Kurdistan the city is nowadays one of the largest Kurdish speaking cities in Iran. 

Kandovan Iran: a beautiful cave village

Kandovan Iran: a beautiful cave village

Kandovan is a village in the northwest of Iran, famous for its unique rock-cut architecture and natural beauty. It is one of the few inhabited cave villages left in this world where modern day cave dwellers carve their elaborate homes out of volcanic rocks. Kandovan 

The Best Things to do in Tabriz, Iran

The Best Things to do in Tabriz, Iran

This post is a travel guide to the best things to do in Tabriz. One of the largest cities in northwestern Iran. If you travel from Turkey to Iran by train or through the Gurbulak Bazargan Iran border crossing, Tabriz will be the first big 

How to cross the border from Turkey to Iran

How to cross the border from Turkey to Iran

This post is about my experience at the Turkey to Iran border crossing at Gurbulak Bazargan. My original idea was to travel from Turkey to Iran by train, but the Tehran express was no longer running. Instead I took the Dogu express to Kars in