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Melting in the Iran Desert Dasht-e Lut: Hottest Place on Earth

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The Lut Desert Iran, also called Dasht-e Lut (meaning Empty Plain in Persian) is a massive salt desert close to Kerman in Iran. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is one of the hottest places on earth! We included a trip to… Continue Reading →

Hormuz Island Guide: What to See & How to Travel

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A popular destination, Hormuz Island was a welcome rest on our Iran itinerary. The salty air and the warm temperatures of the Persian Gulf were a different experience after the dry and cold landscapes of Northern Iran and Central Asia…. Continue Reading →

14 Best Things to Do in Shiraz Travel Guide

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One of the oldest Persian cities, references to Shiraz go back to 2,000 BC when the city of Tirazis was mentioned on Elmative clay tablet. With so much history in and around the ancient town, Shiraz is a vibrant city… Continue Reading →

Wadi Rum Desert: Explore the iconic Jordan Desert, Home of Bedouins Nomads

Since I watched the movie, Lawrence of Arabia, when I was little, Wadi Rum held a unique mystic. A visit to the famous Jordan Desert was high on my travel bucket list, so when I got a chance to travel… Continue Reading →

Things to Do in Kerman Iran

Kerman Iran is the main hub to explore the Lut Desert, but the ancient city offers plenty on its own. Kerman is indeed worth a visit and you can spend two days there. Here are our recommended things to do in… Continue Reading →

Lut Desert Itinerary: Kerman Iran, Kaluts, Bam, Mahan, and Rayen

Head to the city of Kerman Iran, and plan your road trip to the Lut Desert, Bam, Mahan, and Rayen. See our suggestions for a Kerman tour itinerary, a mix of stunning landscape, ancient Silk Road history, and outdoor adventures. Lut… Continue Reading →

Things to Do in Iran Travel Guide Itinerary

With millennia of history, ancient traditions and culture, and a large country that stretches from the Persian Gulf to the Caspian Sea, Iran has never left anyone indifferent. So much to see, so much to explore! We were lucky to… Continue Reading →

Hiking the Eerie Landscape and Cave Churches of the Rose Valley

One cannot be in Cappadocia and not go for a hike. Well, not in our case away. As avid hikers, we are always on the lookout for cool and interesting trails and the perspective of hiking the Rose Valley was… Continue Reading →

Melvana Semâ Ceremony by the Whirling Dervishes

Beyond a beautifully and carefully choreographed demonstration, with unusual dancers and hypnotizing music, the Semâ ceremony by the Whirling Dervishes is front and foremost a religious performance with highly spiritual meaning. Who hasn’t seen a picture of flying white robs and… Continue Reading →

Cappadocia – Göreme Ancient Churches

Finally, we made our way to Cappadoccia, known for its eerie landscape and the fairy chimneys (hoodoos). But as we soon discovered, the region has much more to offer. Finding out how rich in history the area was, back from… Continue Reading →

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