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Everything you need to know before travelling to Iran

Everything you need to know before travelling to Iran

I usually make the "mistake" of not informing myself about a new country. For Iran however, this could have almost screwed up my whole vacation, because international credits card just do not work in Iran. At this point, I compiled a quick list for you, that might help you while planning your trip and also might give you some more understanding of the Iranian culture in order for your Iran visit to run smoothly.

My first 72 hours in Iran: a story of old cars, headscarfs and motherly care. My feelings and emotions.

The first days in Iran. What I saw and felt.

Rules over rules: clothing regulations, restrictions on photography, ban on alcohol and no import of "dirty magazines" ... Iran might not be the first choice of many travellers. Others however, including me, seem to be even more attracted to find out more about this closed country. My thoughts in the first 72 hours?

An Introduction to Rwanda - The Land of a Thousand Hills

What you need to know about Rwanda

For one year, I lived in a village called Nyarurema in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. Although Rwanda is not a widely known country, the number of tourists is growing from year to year. And that certainly for a reason. A small introduction to Rwanda...