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.
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.
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.
Until 2010 the camera I used was a Canon PowerShot SX20 and after that all my photos are taken by my iPhone.
Here are the countries I have visited and their position on the map.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Moldova, Republic of
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. 😊
Ahmad Khani Iranian backpacker and travel lover