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Everything you need to know for a visit to Qom, Iran

Qom

The city of Qom is the religious heart of Iran and is a true place of pilgrimage. I have been fascinated by the city of Qom for many years. Because this is the city which was called home by ayatollah Khomeini for years. I’ve read several books on Iran and Qom always plays a part in them.  The holy city of Iran is full of mullahs and Koran schools. Trying to imagine how the city looks like never really worked out and I decided to have a look at it in real life. Definitely worthwhile to visit Qom in Iran!

Read everything you need to know for a visit to this holy city Qom in Iran.

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What are the 10 most beautiful photo spots in Iran?

Iran

My two passions are travel and photography and these are of course easy to combine. Iran is a very photogenic country! Unfortunately, Iran has a serious image problem, because Iran is a truly unique and super beautiful country with an unprecedented hospitable population. What are the best photo spots in Iran?

What are the 10 most beautiful photo spots in Iran?

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How do you prepare for a trip to Iran?

Iran

How do you prepare for a trip to Iran? That’s a question I’ve asked myself a few weeks ago. The reason is because I am about to travel to Iran with a good friend of mine. We will travel independently across Iran and a (proper) preparation is part of the fun and important for that matter. Recent developments have made Iran more popular as a tourist destination. I described the reasons you need to add Iran to your bucket list previously. How do you prepare fot a trip to Iran?

Here are my tips to prepare yourself for a trip to Iran.

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The 5 reasons to visit Jordan

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Jordan is a wonderful country, but not many people travel to it. You are transported to a completely different world. An Arab world of centuries old cultural treasures like Petra, surprisingly beautiful nature like Wadi Rum, and friendly people. There is no travel warning but tourists still tend to stay away. It is the location of the country that makes people have doubts about whether it is really safe to go. The neighbouring countries of Syria, Iraq, Israel, and Saudi Arabia are indeed restless. But Jordan is safe and it is amazing! What are reasons to visit Jordan?

I have mentioned 5 reasons to visit Jordan and why Jordan must be your next destination!

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Naqsh-e Jahan (Imam) square in Isfahan: the most beautiful square in the world

Esfahan

As far as I’m concerned, the most beautiful square in the world is the Naqsh-e Jahan square in Isfahan, Iran. This square is also known under the name: The Imam square. If you are travelling there always be moments that you will remember forever and for me one of those moments when I first set foot on the immense square Naqsh-e Jahan square in Isfahan. Believe me, that square will surprise even the most seasoned traveler! Why?

Naqsh-e Jahan (Imam) square in Isfahan: the most beautiful square in the world!

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Traveling to Israel, 10 things you need to know

More and more people are traveling to Israel. I myself went to Israel a few months ago and I had some questions beforehand. You occasionally hear negative news about Israel in the news and that may cause you to doubt the security of the country. Do you want to travel to Israel? I answer the questions you may also have about traveling to Israel.

Traveling to Israel, 10 things you want to know!

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Persepolis, a must visit in Iran

Persepolis

Persepolis is a ruin city in located in the south of Iran. This ruin city used to be the capital of the Persian empire. You can visit the ruins of what once used to be a powerful city, destroyed by Alexander the Great. The name Persepolis is not the original name, the city used to be called Parsa. Parsa means city of the Persians. Persepolis is the Greek name with the same meaning, namely, city of the Persians. Imagine yourself being a real Persian princess looking over this ancient city! Persepolis is  must visit in Iran!

Persepolis, a must visit in Iran!

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18 fun facts about Petra in Jordan

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Petra is the absolute highlight of my journey through Jordan! Petra is the reason that I think you should immediately put Jordan on your bucket list. Jordan has much to offer tourists, but Petra is of unmatched beauty that you will not find anywhere else in the world. The ancient city is partially carved out of red rocks and is beautifully hidden in a gorge. Here you stand eye to eye with one of the most beautiful buildings in the world! The history, the architecture and the beautiful landscape make Petra one of the most special places in the Middle East.  What are fun facts about Petra?

Read on for 18 fun facts about the wonder of the world called Petra!