Where to go and what to do in Iran. Iran’s best places to visit: mosques, palaces, and natural landscapes.
This picturesque 1000-year-old village on a steep hilside is tucked deep in Alborz Mountain in northern Iran. Masouleh is a popular weekend destination among Iran urbanites escaping summer stifling heat.
On this post, you will find all the necessary information for traveling to Iran as a US citizen. You’ll also find my thoughts on safety issue, traveling to Iran as a vegetarian, and other brain-dump type of commentaries.
The following is my experience getting an Iran tourist visa as an American passport holder. TLDR: it wasn’t easy. I found that there was a lot of outdated information online when searching for the latest Iran visa application process for US citizens – so I thought I’d share my experience here. The procedure will be similar to Canadian/UK passport holders as well.
If you’re planning to do some trekking in Kyrgyzstan, I hope you find the following treakking gear list helpful. Download the PDF.
Going trekking in Kyrgyzstan’s Alay mountains was one of the reasons I came to Kyrgyzstan. It proved to be quite an epic trek. And hard. But mostly epic.
A guide on how to do Kyrgyzstan’s most popular hike, in 2 days. The Ala Kul trek rewards hikers with a turquoise lake surrounded by glacier-capped mountain peaks.
What to expect when traveling Turkmenistan. Highlights, tips & resources, and photos from one of the least visited countries in the world.
I came to Turkmenistan looking for something different. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was looking for myself, I just knew I was looking for something that made me go, “Now isn’t that interesting.” Well, Ashgabat delivered in oh-so-many levels.
In 2018 and my tour group was lucky enough to be the only foreigners to attend the Nowruz Festival in Turkmenistan. This year was also the very first time that Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, the President of Turkmenistan himself, would attend the festival. We were told that this was a big deal.
For many in our group, Darvaza Crater was THE reason to visit Turkmenistan. One can argue that it’s the only legit tourist sight in the whole country. For me? It was the icing on the cake. A fitting end to a week of wonderful encounters, eyebrow-raising moments, and the most memorable travel experience.