Articles in English
Travelling in the Corona TimesAugust 27th 2020
The day of departure was July 22nd. I spent the week before departure checking our Ministry of Foreign Affairs, French Embassy and French Ministry of Interior websites. It still seemed that we'd be able to depart with absolutely no nonsense measures. As I was also reading the news about travels to other countries such as Croatia or Greece, it seemed almost unbelievable... » read more
Crossing the Border from Iran to TurkeyAugust 27th 2018
Soon I found out what this was about. And that carrying passengers is really not the way this driver makes a living. There were boxes and cartons of cigarettes everywhere. It didn't take long and the driver asked me to carry some of the cigarettes across the border, because one person is not allowed to take that many... » read more
Safety, Dress Code and Other Iranian RulesJune 12th 2018
Hotels and other accommodations not only didn't have any problem letting us stay in the same room but in many cases also offered (or insisted on giving us) a double bed. The staff that didn't offer it usually thought we are siblings, which we rather didn't dispute...
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