Add This To Your Bucket List | The Pink Mosque

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There was a huge bunch of stuff that attracted me to Iran. I was interested in exploring the architecture, relaxing in the city gardens and being exposed to the wonderful Persian hospitality that I had heard so much about. But if I am being honest, I must admit that my main motivation for travelling to […]

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A Day Exploring Persepolis and Necropolis

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By this point, I think I have pretty well established that Shiraz is an undeniably beautiful city. However, two of the cities biggest attractions actually lie quite a few kilometres outside the city limits. Naqsh-e Rustam (more commonly referred to as simply ‘Necropolis’) is an ancient necropolis located approximately 55km north-east of Shiraz. At this […]

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Iranian Visa On Arrival: Easier Than You Think

If you’ve ever wanted to visit Iran and had questions about the process of obtaining a Visa on Arrival (VOA) then look no further! Here is everything you need to know about the Iranian VOA. Are You Eligible? Visa policies in Iran do differ greatly depending on your nationality. Some nationalities are eligible for visa-free […]

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Shiraz | The Iranian City You Won’t Want To Leave

After a wonderful few first days in Shiraz, it is fairly safe to say that I had fallen pretty in love with the city. The crazy traffic, the stunning architecture and the welcoming locals all blended together to create a place that was undeniably enchanting, and I was completely under its spell. I had made a […]

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Shiraz | The Perfect Introduction To Iran

Shiraz. When I think about this stunning city, it is honestly a miracle that my face doesn’t break from smiling so hard. Shiraz was the first city I visited in Iran, and jeez, what a way to start! Shiraz is the 6th most populated city in Iran and the capital of the province of Fars. […]

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OMG I’m In Iran!

When I decided to backpack through Iran, people were vehemently against it. I had not received such backlash about a trip since I travelled through South Africa solo! I had family, friends, colleagues and even readers express their concerns. These concerns ranged from the legitimate (“won’t you have to wear a headscarf?”) to the downright ridiculous (“I saw […]

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A Little More Istanbul

Let me preface this post by apologizing for the recent hiatus! It has been an uncharacteristically busy few weeks for me and writing has unfortunately been pushed a bit to the wayside. But never fear, regular posting starts again now! The last time I wrote, I had spent time exploring some of the most famous […]

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Tremendously Turkish | Falling In Love With Istanbul

When I was working out how to fly from Kiev, Ukraine to Shiraz, Iran – the most direct and affordable flights always involved a stopover in Istanbul. However, these stopovers were bloody long (12-18 hours!) and the idea of rushing around in Istanbul for a few hours to try and make the most of such […]

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10 Things You Need To Know Before Visiting Chernobyl

Ever thought about visiting the infamous Chernobyl Exclusion Zone? If so, here are ten things you should know before going on such a trip. 1. It’s safe In terms of exposure to radiation, a visit to Chernobyl can be compared to spending a few hours in an aeroplane. The area still does have ‘hot spots’ […]

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Exploring The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone | An Experience Like No Other

I’m not exactly sure when I learned about the Chernobyl disaster. I can’t have been a little kid, where on Earth would I have heard about such an event? I also know that it had to have been sometime prior to 2012. It was in this year that the horror film Chernobyl Diaries was released, and I […]

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