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Journey to Iran: A Trip to Lake Urmia

Journey to Iran: A Trip to Lake Urmia

Saturday, November 14, 2015. We leave the house early in the morning and walk our way to the Mohaghgheghi street. The city is waking up to its everyday life. People are rushing to their jobs, students and pupils to their schools, shop owners open their…

Journey to Iran: A Trip to Kandovan Village

Journey to Iran: A Trip to Kandovan Village

Friday, November 13, 2015. Tired from the previous day’s adventures, we sleep until noon, and by the time we finally get out of the room, the breakfast – tea, cheese, butter, eggs, bread and jam – is served and ready for us. During the breakfast,…

Journey to Iran: Hitchhiking to Tabriz

Journey to Iran: Hitchhiking to Tabriz

Thursday, November 12, 2015. The morning greets us with light rain as we leave the B&B in rush. Marietta, the owner of the place, needs to go to her work. Collecting all of our stuff, I forget my guitalele in the corner of the room…

Journey to Iran: Hitchhiking from Yerevan to Meghri

Journey to Iran: Hitchhiking from Yerevan to Meghri

Wednesday, November 11, 2015. We wake up early in the morning. There’s a long way from Yerevan to the city of Meghri ahead. We’re hitchhiking to Iran. We finish our breakfast and repack for one last time, cramming our backpacks with more food and clothes.…

Hitchhiking Siberia: Four Buryat Men

Hitchhiking Siberia: Four Buryat Men

After spending some time in the city of Ulan-Ude, I decided to hitchhike to another city, Chita, about 700 km to the east, where another friend was waiting for me. I left Ulan-Ude early in the morning on a minibus and reached the main road…

Mamikon: A Story of a Lonely Soul

Mamikon: A Story of a Lonely Soul

I met him in February 2009, when after spending almost two months on the roads of Siberia, I was finally hitchhiking back to Moscow. It was getting dark when I got off the truck near the town of Tulun. Having no wish to walk through…