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

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 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 

The Dogu express: by train through Turkey

The Dogu express: by train through Turkey

This post is all about the Dogu express including my own experience, how to get Dogu express tickets, The Dogu express route and what to expect on a Turkish train. The Dogu express, also called Dogu ekspresi, from Ankara to Kars is the longest train 

A 24 hour Istanbul itinerary: what to see in Istanbul in one day

A 24 hour Istanbul itinerary: what to see in Istanbul in one day

This post is a 24 hour Istanbul itinerary with the ultimate travelguide about what to see in Istanbul in one day. Istanbul in one day 24 hours in Istanbul is way too short and I really regret I did not have more time to explore 

Beirut to Baalbek: how to visit Baalbek in Lebanon

Beirut to Baalbek: how to visit Baalbek in Lebanon

This post is a travel guide about how to visit Baalbek in Lebanon and about my experience travelling from Beirut to Baalbek on a daytrip. Up untill the last moment I hesitated whether I should visit the Roman ruins in Baalbek Lebanon, because of its 

Backpacking Lebanon: the different faces of the middle east.

Backpacking Lebanon: the different faces of the middle east.

Backpacking Lebanon was not on my radar untill a friend showed me pictures of his last trip.  He convinced me to go with him or was it me convincing him to visit Lebanon again? Either way we were both looking forward to travel to this fascinating country.