Exploring the Desert City of Yazd

In the evening after exploring Esfahan, we caught a bus to the city of Yazd, which took five hours and got us there at 1 AM. Exhausted from lack of sleep from the last couple of days and both of us getting a cold, we slept until 10 AM the next morning. It was nice to finally be able to catch up on sleep and…

Arriving in Iran and Exploring Tehran

After meeting up at the airport in Istanbul, Steve and I boarded the plane to Tehran, the capital of Iran, and at 4.05 AM on January 13th, we arrived. When we arrived at the airport in Tehran, we had to go through a few things to get our Iranian visa. First, it’s obligatory to get medical insurance, which cost us both 16 USD. I think…

Photo Diary: Faces of Afghanistan

Beautiful people are all over the world. But no country has as many of them as Afghanistan. Not only are the people there beautiful on the inside, they are also stunning on the outside. Green eyes are generally quite rare, especially in combination with dark skin, which is my favourite combination, but not in Afghanistan. Everywhere we went, we saw everything from young girls with…

Two Days in Sultan Eshkashim: A Taste of Afghanistan

For as long as I can remember, I’ve heard about Afghanistan in the news – and not for good reasons. It has always been a country that I’ve sworn not to travel to, at least until the Taliban had finally been defeated. But when Steve and I heard that it was possible to travel to the only safe area in Afghanistan from the GBAO in…