The Persian food guide: what to eat in Iran

The Persian food guide: what to eat in Iran

This post is a Persian food guide about what to eat in Iran as a traveller and where to find it. Years ago, when I was still a small child, our family was invited for dinner by an Iranian family. I never forgot that evening. 

The best hostels in Iran on a budget

The best hostels in Iran on a budget

This post is about the best hostels in Iran. In preparing my trip to Iran it was sometimes hard to find information on budget places to stay in Iran for backpackers. Hostels in Iran Many hostels in Iran do not have an internet presence yet, 

Tehran grand bazaar: a travel guide

Tehran grand bazaar: a travel guide

The Tehran Grand bazaar is one of the largest bazaars in the world. I knew this and still I thought I could go for a quick visit on my last day to buy souvenirs. After all, I already saw so many bazaars in Iran and 

18 Things to do in Yazd Iran: a travel guide

18 Things to do in Yazd Iran: a travel guide

Yazd is a small city in the southern desert of Iran. It’s old and charming and within the walls of the old city it is a journey back in time. It is rightly popular among travellers and even though there are a variety of things 

A Persepolis travel guide: How to visit Persepolis Iran

A Persepolis travel guide: How to visit Persepolis Iran

This post is a Persepolis travel guide on how to visit Persepolis, Pasargadae and Naqsh -e- Rustam in Iran. These places that are nearby Shiraz make a perfect day trip from Shiraz to learn more about Iran’s glorious past. The history of Persepolis Persepolis is 

18 top things to do in Shiraz Iran

18 top things to do in Shiraz Iran

Shiraz is Iran’s fifth biggest city and known for a good number of things. Poetry, literature, flowers, gardens and surprisingly, wine. Before the Islamic revolution the Mediterranean climate helped produce the best wine in the country. Shiraz is a city where people enjoy life whether 

22 top things to do in Isfahan: the blue jewel of Iran

22 top things to do in Isfahan: the blue jewel of Iran

This post is a travelguide with the best things to do in Isfahan. The city with its famous Naqs-e Jahan square was the reason why I wanted to visit Iran in the first place. Iranians say that Isfahan is half of the world. The old 

15 top things to do in Kashan Iran

15 top things to do in Kashan Iran

This post is a travel guide about the best things to do in Kashan Iran. Kashan was the first desert city on my Iran trip. When I checked in at my hotel there were dark brownish clouds gathered in the sky. In a short time 

Things to do in Qom: the religious face of Iran

Things to do in Qom: the religious face of Iran

In this post about things to do in Qom Iran I would also like to share my experience visiting Qom in Iran. Qom is a city only 2 hours south of Tehran and one of the most religious cities in Iran. Not every Iranian I 

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

This post is a travel guide about Masuleh Iran. A small mountain village in the northern province of Gilan. While planning for my trip to Iran I was immediately inspired by stories about the mountains of Gilan and the traditional rooftop village of Masuleh. Gilan 

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