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Our first destination in Iran

When we set out to plan our journey to the Far East we hadn’t decided on staying for long in the Middle East. We had only planned on stopping over in Dubai for a short visit before reaching Sri Lanka.  However we had heard some amazing stories from backpackers who had visited Iran. At first our ignorant minds wandered about ISIS in Iraq and Taliban’s in Afghanistan. How can it possibly be safe to travel to Iran, bordered between these two unstable countries? But we were wrong! After filtering through media propaganda and US embassy warnings, we found heaps of real stories from travellers all mentioning how safe it is to travel to Iran. Violent crime rates are low (lower than US) and tourism is quite underdeveloped making it hard for people to live on pickpocketing tourists. After more online research we discovered all the amazing things Iran has to offer. The country is huge with four season occurring in different places all year round. Iran seems to offer everything a nature-lover can desire. You can go skiing in the world class skiing resort in Dizin, hike up Damavand volcano (5610 m, the largest peak in the Middle East), take […]

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