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Money Issues in Iran

Take Cash – Bank Cards don’t Work There Given that the Iranian economy is under blockade, you are unable to use your card either while booking anything in advance or during your trip. ATMs only work for local cards. Obviously, you also can’t use your credit cards. So, your only

What to Wear in Iran

The issue of clothes and a headscarf was one of the major, if not the main, concern for me, while planning our trip to Iran. We hear a lot of different information on the levels of cover-up. With all this controversial information, you may have no clue, what to pack

Transport in Iran

How to Travel between the Cities The main means of travelling between the cities in Iran are the buses. These are big and very comfortable buses and quite cheap at that. The price of tickets between major cities (Tehran-Kashan, Isfahan-Yazd, Yazd-Shiraz) range approximately 250.000 -450.000. There is no need to

The “Other” Lebanon Part I: Civil War

It is fun when you go somewhere new: You are not working, you are not surrounded with accustomed buildings, faces, even clothes, there are joyful things to do, experiences to have, mysteries and secrets to find out and solve… But travelers often neglect observing the local people. The joy and

Which Camera? Best Setup for 400$

While travelling around, you might want to take photos which will look better than what your mobile can do. So which camera (setup) should you get? As a lifelong red triangle (Nikon) lover and an ex-Canon-user, I’d recommend you to get a Pentax, as I did long ago. Let me

Experience Lebanon: Beirut

Arriving to Beirut: Day 1 As soon as you step foot in Lebanon, you feel that the country of controversies, where you find Uber drivers with socialist ideas and the ones, who care about nothing else but honking, whenever they see a girl they consider, well, attractive? Sexy? Who knows

A 9 Day Lebanon Trip

Our trip to Lebanon has proven itself successful as we have seen, more or less, “everything” that could be seen in 9 days. For sure a longer duration would help to see and do more, yet neither we, nor (maybe) you have either the finances or the time to spend

Yummy Crepes and Cafes in Paris

If you want to find great food places, where Parisians hang out, head to Le Marais district in 3rd arrondissement. This neighborhood is famous for its food places. I found several great creperies there. Another such area is in 5th arrondissement. Crepes Breizh Cafe Le Marais: This café has great

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