Amalia's Travels & Adventures travelling, backpacking, cycling, and so much more... Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:01:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 34843482 Best of 2017: Our Year in Travels Sat, 30 Dec 2017 02:36:07 +0000 2017 marks my second year travelling with my husband after we officially got married in 2016. It has been an interesting ride for both of us, as we get more and more used to travelling as a couple. In fact, it feels weird not having him by my side when I explore new places. He’s... View Article]]> 0 3521 Plan Your Visit to Kerman, Kaluts, Mahan, Rayen, and Bam – with useful tips! Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:55:29 +0000 The province of Kerman is full of interesting places to visit. Rayen and Bam are famous for their citadels and ancient cities. Mahan gets its fame due to its impressive Persian garden. Kaluts is well-known for being the world’s hottest and driest place. They are all so tempting to visit, don’t you think? Read more: Kerman’s... View Article]]> 0 3357 Kerman’s Hidden Gems: Guide to Visiting Rayen, Kaluts, Mahan, and Kerman City Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:16:12 +0000 Kerman Province is Iran’s second largest province. Situated in the southeast of Iran, it is home to diverse landscapes from deserts, mountains, historical cities, and ancient citadels. The hottest place on earth, Dasht-e Lut Desert or Kaluts, can be found in Kerman. The region also inherits a long history of human settlements which goes back... View Article]]> 0 3210 Exploring Iran’s Persepolis & Necropolis: The Impressive Legacy of the Achaemenid Empire Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:31:59 +0000 Iran is home to one of the oldest ancient civilizations in the world. For many centuries, the country is a testament to one of the world’s most powerful empires, conquering a huge chunk of Central Asia, the Middle East, all the way until Turkey. It has survived many wars, conflicts, and confrontations from its neighbouring... View Article]]> 9 3227 Yazd: How to Get the Most Out of Your Visit to an Iranian Tatooine (with useful tips!) Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:06:12 +0000 I have always been fascinated with the ancient city of Yazd. Situated on the high, desert plateau of the central Iran, the city is widely known for its mud-brick houses decorated with distinct windcatchers and tucked in between small alleyways. Being one of the important stops along the Silk Road, Yazd has a rich history of over... View Article]]> 2 3113 Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting Mt Merapi of Java, Indonesia (including the Lava Tour) Fri, 04 Aug 2017 17:30:46 +0000 Mt Merapi. Here I am, standing at your foot, looking at you in awe. A smoke carefully finds its way out of its chamber, while the sun rises over the horizon overlooking the city of Yogyakarta. Mt Merapi may not be the highest mountain on the island of Java, but it is one of the... View Article]]> 0 2819 Surviving Tehran: A Practical Backpacker’s Guide Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:57:47 +0000 Tehran is a bustling capital city of Iran. It was turned into the official capital city of Persia since 1776 by Agha Mohammad Khan of the Qajar Dynasty after it was moved from Shiraz. The city is beautifully guarded by the Alborz mountain in the north, which can often be seen from certain parts of... View Article]]> 2 2860 Best of Iran: The Perfect 15-Day Itinerary For Your Life-Changing Trip Tue, 23 May 2017 02:00:03 +0000 Iran is one of my favourite countries that I have visited. It is home to one of the oldest civilisations in the world. It has varied landscapes, impressive architectures, stunning mosaics, great history, and delicious foods. The people are the nicest and their hospitality often surprised me. That’s why I visited Iran twice: in 2011... View Article]]> 11 2351 5 Great Places to Explore in Tehran, Iran Wed, 17 May 2017 23:25:36 +0000 If you are visiting Tehran, make sure you explore these places!]]> 0 2892 A Day Trip to Abyaneh: Iran’s Most Beautiful Ancient Village Sun, 07 May 2017 09:28:45 +0000 Abyaneh is one of the oldest villages in Iran. It is known to have existed 2,500 years ago. Situated on the north-western slope of Mount Karkas between Kashan and Esfahan, this ancient village is a living museum of Iran, preserved for its cultural heritage, traditions, and unique beauty despite centuries of changing rules, dynasties, and... View Article]]> 2 2823