China, Iran, Kazakhstan, The Silk Road, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Our Trip Along the Silk Road Summarized

The picture is taken from the webpages of Vodkatrain who operate the tour     The Silk Road has its name from the trade of silk and other things between Asia and Europe, but the routes used were actually many. They all go through Central Asia, through changing landscape, countries and cultures. On my trip […]

Iran, The Silk Road

Teheran Express

We arrived Teheran early morning, just a few minutes after the train had done its daily 5 am prayer stop. It had been a short ride with just a couple of hours of sleep, so we were all happy when we arrived at our hotel and were told that we could eat breakfast, go swimming […]

Iran, The Silk Road

Skipping History Class in Isfahan

We got to do a full day of sightseeing in Isfahan to see the Worlds second biggest plaza (after Tianamen Square in Beijing), the palace, some underground and overground Mosques and the famous bridges that connect the South of the city with the North. For the two next days our guide could not show up […]

Iran, The Silk Road

Mashad- the Most Sacred City of Iran

When crossing the border from Turkmenistan to Iran there was an instant transformation of how people behaved and how they dressed. By law all women in Iran have to cover their hair and body and men have to wear long trousers. There were more pictures of political and religious leaders than there were comercial advertisement […]

Iran, Kazakhstan, Maldives, North Korea, Sailing, Sri Lanka, Trips, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Upcoming Travels

I always have a lot of trips to look forward to, and during the next few months I will travel to the following places: November 14.-16. Ireland: Celebrating my birthday together with my girlfriend doing christmas shopping and visiting breweries and destilleries November 21.-30. Cuba: Sailing through the Canarreos Archipelago. A free study trip with […]