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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 […] Click to continue reading →

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 […] Click to continue reading →

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 […] Click to continue reading →

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 […] Click to continue reading →

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 […] Click to continue reading →

Arriving in Tehran

I realized I was the only girl on the plane not dressed in Hijab as the wheels touched down on Tehran’s runway.  The seat belt sign was temporarily ignored as I jumped up to get my clothing.  I was nervous and excited, incessantly checking the scarf was still in place on my head, as I […] Click to continue reading →

Iran’s Censorship

Iran’s internet is censored.  Facebook and Twitter are illegal.  Western news stations are blocked.  Websites must be approved.  I am only just finding a way to reach you guys.  The snap shot below shows the pop up when denied access to the many sites we take for granted in the West. If you do not […] Click to continue reading →

Next Stop Iran

  I am having a break from the bicycle and am backpacking around Iran for the next 8 weeks.  Apologies for the lack of photos on this post, I am sitting in the airport of Istanbul and have one hour to get this written and out to you all!  I am feeling both excited and […] Click to continue reading →