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Ushuaia: Where to Stay for the Bicycle Tourer

  Backpackers Refugio Del Mochilero is the place to stay in Ushuaia if you are a bicycle tourer.  Be warned, word of mouth ensures this hostel is booked out weeks in advance.  All bicyle tourers however are guaranteed a place to sleep, even if it’s full when you arrive.  Paula Martinez understands its difficult as a cycle tourer to know exactly the […] Click to continue reading →

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 […] 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 →

Happiness

One of the greatest positives about ditching the package holidays and getting off the beaten track for your annual leave experience, is getting to see so many different ways of living. So what’s so great about that you ask? Seeing so many different lives existing in the world, gives you first hand experience that human happiness is not dependant on material circumstances.  […] Click to continue reading →

Scottish Words

Dear Readers, Firstly I want to say thank you for being a part of this journey, through the highs and the lows and the times of silence when I am just not able to get internet access. There’s a couple of updates on the WBG website I’d like to share with you. I’ve updated Lucy’s page on the website, which includes […] 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 →