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  [stextbox id=”ValidID” caption=”CaptionText”]World bike girl – a journey by bicycle for human and animal rights[/stextbox]   Ishbel HolmesIshbel, creator of World Bike Girl, has spent her life on bicycles, from road racing, to velodrome sprinting to cycling the world. She has pedalled across 20 countries solo and promotes commuting by bicycle. Much to the

Iran

I arrive in Tehran with the British Foreign Office advising against all but essential travel to Iran.  I sure wish I had listened to the warnings.  I spend 5 weeks backpacking Iran on my own.  As you can see from my photos, it was a very dangerous thing to do. I mean, why on earth would anyone want

A Day in the Rice Fields of Iran

To give you better insight into life in the rice fields of Iran, a short video accompanies this blog.  This may be normal every day life for the people here but it’s a completely new experience for me.  In Britain, we don’t have rice fields. It’s my third day in Taromsar and I venture out on my own to wander the dirt tracks lining the rice

No Escape from Taromsa

  Still full from last nights extravaganza of Iranian dishes, I feel a small sense of horror to be wakening up in Taromsa at dawn to the sounds and smells of Mohmeni preparing breakfast.  Taromsa in the morning sure is a pretty occurrence as the video below shows: I am skilled in obeying Iran’s etiquette of accepting food on offer

Iran: The Rudeness of the Taromsari Meal

In Iran it is legal for a man to have more than one wife at the same time.  The reasoning behind this practice, along with other mysteries of Iran will be explored in upcoming posts.  For now, following on from my last blog post about reaching Taromsa for a selfie; being bundled into a car; driven

The Taromsari Selfie

Having covered a 25 km distance at a total cost of 1.5 dollars it may have been a first for mankind; a Scottish person handing over taxi fair with a smile on their face.  Shared taxis are an extremely economical and quick way to travel in Iran.  There are no genetic exceptions to the fact

The Value of Money

  Ever wonder how it’s financially possible for people like myself to spend so much time travelling around the world? The answer is simple.  We follow the universal rule for prolonged travel … The less money we spend the more days we have exploring the world. On budgets as low as 5 dollars a day we