17 Favourite New Destinations of 2017

Another beautiful travel year is over, and it’s time to look back at some of the most amazing new places that I saw this year. In 2017, I visited 14 countries of which 7 were new ones. I spent 18 days in Iran, explored some more of Europe, visited the Faroe Islands twice, saw a total solar eclipse on a Route 66 tour in the…

Discovering Iran: An 18-Day Round-Up

On January 12th, Steve and I embarked on a journey through the magnificent country of Iran. For 18 days, we travelled around the country, exploring new places every day and getting to know and understand the unique Iranian culture. We travelled for 5.700 km, explored 7 cities, visited many tiny villages, ticked off 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and discovered some of the most amazing…

Kharanaq, Chak Chak and Meybod: Relics of Ancient Persia

From the hostel in Yazd, Steve and I booked a tour to see three places of cultural heritage; the 4000-year-old mudbrick village of Kharanaq, the old Zoroastrian fire temple of Chak Chak, and one of the oldest buildings in Iran in the modern city of Meybod. We tried to find other travellers to go with us, so we could split the slightly expensive price of…

Going to Iran: Planning and Preparing

Iran is a country that has fascinated me for a long time. Especially after visiting Afghanistan in May 2016 and falling completely for the unrevealed culture and untouched nature of the northernmost part of the country, I just knew that I had to explore more countries in that region. Now the time has come for the 18th largest country in the world, Iran. Iran has…