Alamut Valley and the castle of the Assassins: a travel guide

Alamut Valley and the castle of the Assassins: a travel guide

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 about 4 hours north from Qazvin in the beautiful Alborz mountains. It was one of the highlights of my trip 

Masuleh Iran: a guide to the mountains of Gilan

Masuleh Iran: a guide to the mountains of Gilan

While planning for my trip to Iran I was immediately inspired by stories about the Alborz mountains and green paddy fields in the northern province of Gilan and the rooftop village of Masuleh. Unfortunately Gilan is also one of the wettest parts of Iran. When 

Things to do in Qazvin Iran: travel guide

Things to do in Qazvin Iran: travel guide

This post is a travel guide with the best things to do in Qazvin Iran. Qazvin was just a necessary stop on my way to Masuleh and Alamut and I was not expecting so much of this city. I was not so lucky with the 

Top things to do in Hamadan: Iran’s oldest city

Top things to do in Hamadan: Iran’s oldest city

This post is a travel guide about the best thing to do in Hamadan, the oldest city in Iran. A history of Hamadan Nobody knows how old Hamadan really is, but it used to be called Ecbatana. Herodotus was the first person to mention it. 

Top things to do in Kermanshah Iran: a travel guide

Top things to do in Kermanshah Iran: a travel guide

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 also one of the largest kurdish speaking cities in 

Palangan: A stepped village in Kurdistan Iran

Palangan: A stepped village in Kurdistan Iran

This post is all about Palangan in Kurdistan iran and how to travel to this off the beaten path destination. Visiting the village of Palangan in Iranian Kurdistan was high on my bucketlist. I had seen beautiful pictures of the stepped village in the Kurdish 

14 Top things to do in Tabriz Iran

14 Top 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 

Kandovan Iran: a travel guide

Kandovan Iran: a travel guide

Kandovan in Iran 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. It is one of the most picturesque villages in Northeastern Iran and a perfect day trip from 

Turkey to Iran border crossing: Gurbulak Bazargan

Turkey to Iran border crossing: Gurbulak Bazargan

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