Nomadxpress’ top 20 experiences in the MIDDLE EAST (Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan & Iran)

Middle East
As we did after completing the Balkans, it is now time to share our top experiences across the magic Middle East Region (including the Caucasian countries). 1. HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT IN CAPPADOCIA (Turkey), unmissable! 2. FERRY BOAT ACROSS THE BOSPHORUS IN ISTANBUL (Turkey), to appreciate the majestic size and sides of the city. 3.VISIT & TREKKING AT DAVIT GARE...
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How to get the Uzbekistan Visa in Teheran (IRAN) and Baku (AZERBAIJAN)

Uzbekista Visa in Teheran - Uzbekistan Visa in Baku
In order to enter Uzbekistan you need to apply in advance for a Visa, unless you come from the following countries. Visa on arrival is only viable at the airport and just if your home country has not diplomatic delegations in its territory Conversely, the best solution would be to request it in your home country, facing fewer problems and reducing waiting time on the road....
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100 + 1 true facts about Iran

Woman in metro in Teheran, Iran
After almost one month spent in the wonderful Iran, we came up with the following list of "most striking aspects" for us as European travellers. The list is halfway between objective facts and pure impressions arisen by our Western point of view. It might however be of great help for people wanting to approach this stunning country A) TRANSPORT: 1. BUSES: Buses in Iran...
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How to get the Azerbaijan Visa in Teheran, Iran

Azerbaijan Visa in Teheran, Iran
If you are denied like us the Turkmenistan Visa in Iran and you wish to follow the Silk Road to Uzbekistan overland, you could go back to Azerbaijan to try to catch a boat bringing you from Baku to Aktau (Kazakhstan), where many nationalities are currently benefitting from the temporary visa-free policy up to 15 days stay. Citizens from almost all nationalities require a...
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48 hours in the Alamut Valley, the undiscovered side of Iran

Travelling through Alamut Valley, Pichebon
Alamut Valley is certainly a special destination in Iran. Far away from the hellish chaos of the Iranian cities, this large piece of land (around 300 Km long) stretches from Qazvin to the Caspian Sea, in the North-Western side of Iran. Due to the remarkable altitude (it reaches over 3000 m), it can only be visited from May to October. The rest of the time, snow candidly cov...
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How to go from Yerevan to Tabriz (Iran) overland and at the cheapest fare !

How to cross from Armenia to Iran
Following the purpose of our overland trip through the Silk Road, we decided to use the cheap public transport to move from Yerevan (Armenia) to Tabriz (Iran). It indeed panned out very well ! We wish then to share step by step our experience to spread the knowledge among overland travellers. This way you won’t bump into any drawback hopefully : ) First of all, make sure yo...
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The ultimate guide on how to get the Iranian Visa in Erzurum

In this short post we will explain you step-by-step how to get the Iranian Visa in Erzurum, Turkey. This is a helpful alternative when travelling by ground for a long time (like us) and having thus no clear idea on your trip timeline. In our case, we left from Italy for a land journey with no tickets or accommodation reserved. We were then unsure about how long the land itin...
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Worldwide Cuisine

As Spanish-Italian food lovers, we couldn't help creating a section for all the different dishes and styles of cooking we are tasting during our tour.  Don't forget to click on the photos for more info! Bon appetit !!! SLOVENIA Slovenian food was the beginning of our cookery pilgrimage, where we relished our first fresh fish plate at the Lubjiana open air market, to...
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When to travel through the Silk Road?

The first question we asked ourselves when were planning a trip across the Silk Road was: WHEN should we start our adventure? Among all the aspects we pondered over, we definitely found crucial the weather factor. Our adventure will measure at least 8.000 km and our main target is accomplishing it only by ground transportation. We will be inevitably faced with unpredictable...
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Middle East

Middle East in the Silk Road
After nearly two months crossing the Balkans, it is time to leave Europe and enter the charming, adventurous Asia. Turkey is our first stop. OUR MIDDLE EAST LOG (April - June 2016): 25/04: Rhodes Town > Fethiye (TR) - 92.2 km by ferry, Aegean Prince, 50 € , bought at the port. 26/04: Fethiye > Ölüdeniz > Kabak (Lycian Way) > Fethiye > Demre - (17 km +...
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