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Dubai: Cheap-Thrills That Won’t Break Your Bank Account

Dubai has a reputation for being a city of extravagance, and probably the least backpacking-friendly country I have ever been to so far. Saturated in contemporary ambiance, Dubai is considered as a city of luxury leisure. A lot of travellers are hesitant to visit not just because of cultural sensitivity but also fear of spending […]

Egypt: Essential Tips Before Visiting The Giza Pyramid Complex

Egypt is one of the most fascinating places in the world. With a deeply rich history, this is a bucket-list destination for so many travellers. The place where the only Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still surviving through ages, has been my dream wanting to see it up close and personal. In 2015, with a […]

Hamadan: Discover The World’s Largest Water Cave

Not only is Hamadan believed to be one of the oldest Iranian cities, but it is also considered one of the oldest in the world. Its historical origins date back to several centuries before Christ when it was the Median Empire’s capital. Though pitifully little remains from classical times, the city dedicates significant parts to excavations, […]

Esfahan: The City That Once Called “Half The World”

For everyone going to Iran, Esfahan is a mandatory city to visit. Forget about Paris, Esfahan is as beautiful yet less touristy. The Persians called it “Nesf-e-Jahan”, meaning “Half the World”. Located right at the center of Iran, Esfahan was one of the largest cities in the world and had been given the honor to […]

Kerman: Experiencing True Authentic Hospitality From The Heart

Set on the Southeastern of Iran, Kerman is an old city easily being overlooked by travellers compared to other beautiful Iranian cities like Shiraz and Isfahan. Surrounded by mountains on the North and East, the city has a cool climate and frequent sandstorms in the autumn and spring. Not only it is the largest carpet producing and […]

Shiraz: Exploring the Heartland of Persian Culture

Known primarily for its literary history, splendid gardens, ancient sophisticated ruins, and its former reputation for wine before the alcohol ban, Shiraz is the fifth most populous city in Iran. The capital of Persian culture, a hub of all of human history, and the gates to the ancient city of Persepolis, Shiraz is one of […]

Iran: Essential Things To Know As Female Solo Traveller

“Iran sounds like a dangerous place!” “Is Iran even safe?!” “What if you got kidnapped?!” “How could Gan allow you to go Iran by yourself?!” Without a doubt, I followed my heart and plan for my one-month trip in Iran! I weren’t with any tour group nor speak the local language. I took public transport, […]

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