I am a British Iranian woman and I’ve been cycling the world for 2 years. I’m currently pedalling across Brazil my 16th country by bicycle. On the 10th September 2016 the Supreme Leader of Iran issued a Fatwa against women cycling in public. Before cycling the world I was riding and racing for the Iranian
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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. One of the golden rules to travelling for longer is not