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 →