Finding things to do in Esfahan

Published in: Iran | November 16th, 2007
Imam Square, Esfahan (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Making the best of it in Esfahan I decide to visit the “Half a World Away” place that is the center of Isfahan. It would not be the only place I’d end up describing as such. I slept until 10am, mainly to avoid the mass of Iranian tourists that descended upon the… Continue reading more »

Early days in Esfahan, and meeting an Iranian girl

Published in: Iran | November 15th, 2007
Imam Square at night, Isfahan (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: I was in my last hope for good travel in Iran, Esfahan. A chance meeting with an Iranian girl sparks a better day, yet I am again frustrated with my Lonely Planet guide By 10am I was woken by the clatter of annoyingly load voices outside in the courtyard, it seemed my… Continue reading more »

The Bus ride to Esfahan

Published in: Iran | November 14th, 2007
Intricate Mosque Roof in Iran (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: I was traveling on a bus from Rasht to Esfahan (or is it Isfahan) recovering from by bumming out session at the bus terminal. Me travel and Iran were not working out. I was hoping my luck would change. It was the early hours of the morning when a tall young student… Continue reading more »

Bumming out in Rasht

Published in: Iran | November 13th, 2007
Gold Markets are popular in Iran (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Solo travel often means spending too much time alone. Questioning yourself more times over than is good for you. Here, after an attempt at finding home in Europe, a visa rush, and a Lonely Planet guide book that was written with a flowery hand, I bummed out. Kirsty has told me the… Continue reading more »

What to think of Tabriz?

Published in: Iran | November 11th, 2007
The Blue Mosque in Tabriz, Iran (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: I arrived into Tabriz late in the evening, all was closed. The streets were crowded and I spotted a small hotel on a main street. I was carrying a few photocopies from a guide book, and knew little about the place. I was awake by 6am, but by force and dread of… Continue reading more »

“Arab Bastards” – Crossing the Turkish Iranian Border

Published in: Iran | November 10th, 2007

Travel Journal Overview: The actual border crossing into Iran was no hassle. Travel was easy it seemed. I met two Syrians at the exit gates from Turkey, exchanged the usual how? why? and where? questions and they moved on. I then crossed into Iran alone … A tanned hand reached into the throng as I… Continue reading more »

Dogubayazit, final stop before Iran

Published in: Turkey | November 8th, 2007
Rooftops in Dogubayazit, Turkey

Solo overland travel can do a lot to a person. Of this I am a witness and a learner. Here I began to question a little more of what I was missing out on. But then again I was also experiencing something very unique