Our sailing trip around the islands of Komodo is one of our favourite moments in Flores. Not only did we hike, snorkel, swim, and see manta rays and a turtle, but we also managed to relax on the boat! The view of the islands of Komodo was spectacular. The landscape was incredibly unique — I had never seen anything like this in any other places in Indonesia. Read more: Komodo Sailing Trip: Exploring the Breathtaking Komodo Islands in Flores, Indonesia BeforeRead more
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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 5000 years dating back to the time of the Median empire and is famous for its silk-weaving industry. Even the well-known traveller Marco Polo, whoRead more
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 the city. Read more: Visiting Tochal: A Mountain that Looms over Tehran Being one the world’s fastest growing city, Tehran has seen explosions of its populationRead more
If you are visiting Tehran, make sure you explore these places!
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 kingdoms in Persia. The oldest building in Abyaneh, Harpak Zoroastrian Fire Temple, was a true testament to the existence, growth, and advancement of the once-isolatedRead more
Yogyakarta or Jogja had been on my bucket list for a long time. It was one of the regions in Indonesia that I would like to visit. Its history, kingdom, culture, arts, and Borobudur are the main reasons why I want to set my foot here. Surprisingly, Jogja has so much to offer! It’s no longer a region of temples anymore. There are so many landscapes and attractions you can choose: from museums, beaches, forests to mountains. This trip wasRead more
Since we came to Iran during the winter season, we decided to have a look at one of the famous ski resorts in the country — Tochal. Skiing in Iran? Yes, you can do it and no, I’m not kidding 🙂 . There are several great skiing resorts in Iran, including the famous Dizin. We chose Tochal as it is the most easily accessible mountain to get to. It is also quite cheap to get there as the Tehran MetroRead more
When I travelled to Iran in 2011, only a handful of nationalities were able to enter Iran. The situation has changed since then and some of the restrictions were lifted to support the booming of Iranian tourism industry. For people from certain nationalities, getting an Iranian tourist visa can still be a confusing and daunting task. So I am going to share my experience applying for a visa on arrival during my visit in 2017 and some of the thingsRead more
Planning a trip to South Sulawesi soon? Here's the full itinerary that you can refer to, in order to experience the best of South Sulawesi!
Selayar Island was not in our list when we wanted to travel to South Sulawesi. I found this island a few hours before we flew to Makassar and we decided to give this island a try!
Beautiful Beaches Everyone knows about Bali’s beautiful beaches, but who wants to be in such a crowded and not-so-blue beach when you can go somewhere else? The Kei Islands are home to the most beautiful, pristine, untouched beaches in the world. I have been to Lombok and South Sulawesi, as well as the remote Ora Beach and I never saw anything like the beaches in Kei! There are kilometres after kilometres of white sandy beaches here and they are veryRead more
I have lived here for more than 1.5 years and have traveled within the country for many times. These are just some of the places I'd recommend you to go to and some tips of what you should do when you are here 🙂 . Hope it's useful. Keukenhof, Lisse, and its surrounding In my honest opinion, the best time to visit the Netherlands is in the month of April or May. This is the time when flowers blossomed andRead more