Safarnevesht

About Me

As far as I can remember, I’ve always loved traveling. When I was a kid I always traveled with my family, travels that were mostly religious and to Mashhad city. I learned a style of traveling in university with Iranian Tourism Group. Last two years of bachelor and all through my masters education I was planning for our next travel more than I was in Mechanic department of university.

My first travel abroad was in 2007 to Dubai. According to my friend’s advice I bought a tour package instead of going by myself. I did not enjoy that travel at all.

My first real travel abroad by myself to Turkey

My first real travel abroad by myself to Turkey

It was in spring of 2009 that I learned traveling abroad does not have to be expensive with tour packages and I can manage to travel by own with a reasonable cost. With help of friends that had experience in such style of traveling and a bit of googling, I planned my first backpacking style travel to Turkey, Georgia and Armenia that same summer. After that first travel and experience that I got from it, my travels never stopped and to this day I have traveled to more than 90 countries and I hope I can continue.

On this website, I write about my experiences and adventures during my travels. All done with spending little money and planned by myself.

I have been alone during most of my travels, however, I believe whenever I start a journey I will never be alone. Fortunately, one can find friendly and pleasant people, weather to have a conversation or to be a travel companion, all over this beautiful planet.

I have visited most places in Iran and will continue travelling around my country. The reason I do not write about my travels within Iran is that there are plenty of people doing that already. Considering my limited time, I prefer to write about places that are visited less often. Maybe one day I will have time to write about my travels within Iran.

Kahkade valley in Chahamahal Bakhtiari province

Kahkade valley in Chahamahal Bakhtiari province

Most people think that travelling abroad requires a lot of money and one cannot work and travel at the same time. I get asked about my job a lot. I am an employee but my working hours are not usual. My working hours in a day are more than usual and I have to work during most holidays. In return, I can get time off work (leave) more than usual and that allows me to travel 2-3 months a year. I spend almost all my savings for my travels and by reducing the cost of my travel as much as I can, I can afford to travel more.

Cheapest place I've stayed in, 1 dollar a night, in Cambodia

Cheapest place I've stayed in, 1 dollar a night, in Cambodia

Until 2010 the camera I used was a Canon PowerShot SX20 and after that all my photos are taken by my iPhone.

Deers in Maasai Mara National Reserve of Kenya, Photo taken by iPhone 4

Deers in Maasai Mara National Reserve of Kenya, Photo taken by iPhone 4

Here are the countries I have visited and their position on the map.

Albania

Andorra

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Canada

China

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

El Salvador

Estonia

Finland

France

Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Haiti

Honduras

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Iran

Italy

Ivory Coast

Kenya

Kosovo

Laos

Latvia

Lebanon

Liberia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Malaysia

Mali

Malta

Mauritania

Mexico

Moldova, Republic of

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Northern Cyprus

Norway

Panama

Peru

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

Samoa

San Marino

Senegal

Serbia

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Switzerland

Tanzania

Thailand

Togo

Transnistria

Turkey

UAE

Uganda

Vatican

Venezuela

Sovereign Military Order of Malta

I am ready to answer your questions about any of these countries and I hope that you enjoy my stories and pictures.

I will be glad if this site gives you inspiration or guidance on starting your own journeys around the world. I dream of a day that every Iranian abroad could be a worthy ambassador for our country and can present a correct picture of Iran and Iranians to other countries.

All my posts are written in Farsi. I will try to write them in English as well whenever I have time. English is not my first language, so do not be surprised if you find any grammar or spelling errors on my site. 😊

احمد خانی

Ahmad Khani Iranian backpacker and travel lover