Yazd Province, Iran. „I have no shoes, no warm clothes and no sleeping bag, but I would really love to go!“, I explained following an invitation on a winter hike. A story about hospitality, overcoming obstacles and surpassing myself.
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?
Laos. There are simple rules when taking local busses in Laos. The rules state that there are, after all, no rules. Read three amusing anecdotes from my self-experiment.
It's one of those moments when your expectations are really low ... and you leave the place surprised and inspired. I was getting a rideshare from someone with a single review of 3/5 stars that didn't even contain a comment, and didn't know what to expect ... until I met my driver! :)