After Tehran and Isfahan, let’s keep discovering this incredible country, Iran, with the city of Shiraz, in the south of the country. I heard before that Shiraz is the city in Iran known for its poets, its literature, its gardens… And its wine! Known for its wine!? In a country where importing, selling and consuming […]
Having a strong interest in traveling, I decided to leave my hometown, Paris, to travel around the world. Ayant un intérêt prononcé pour le voyage, j'ai décidé de quitter Paris, pour voyager à travers le monde.
“Hello! Are you a football player?” This one too, I heard it several times before, but in Ispahan we broke all the records! I was asked asked this question several times a day! After visiting Tehran, I went to with Isfahan, in the middle of the country. Isfahan means “half of the world”. I did […]
“You’re going to Iran in August? Are you fuckin crazy? You’re gonna die of heat! If I were you, I wouldn’t go… I’d wait a little bit… September or October, it seems better…” I heard those kind of remarks a lot before getting in Tehran (heard this in Chisinau, in Odessa, in Tbilisi…). But I […]
Being constantly on the road. Pack, unpack your bag. Take the train/bus/a flight. New city, sometimes new country. And everytime a new roof over your head, a new hostel, a new environment, new faces. We don’t have any control over some aspects of the hostels we’re about to stay in, I’m thinking about the people […]
We don’t have figures illustrating this phenomenon (I can get it, knowing I’m talking about here), but I can tell one thing : travelers’ diarrhea, also called the runs, hits almost every long term traveler, but also people just going on holidays for two or three weeks, usually in developing countries. Some countries have the […]
I was going to Baku, and my trip didn’t start out well. I had been in Armenia just before, and as I was explaining it on my post about Yerevan, Armenia and Azerbaijan are not in good terms at all. Actually, it’s impossible to go to Azerbaijan from Armenia (and vice versa). I had to […]
“Sorry, the Yerevan free walking tour scheduled in two days is cancelled. We completely forgot about it, but the day after tomorrow, there’s Vardavar!” Huh? What the hell is this? I had planned to visit the city with a local, to find out more about Yerevan and Armenia in general (I often do this when […]
“So… You’re french? – Yes. – Why are you coming here, in Armenia? – For tourism. – You come from France and you want to visit… Armenia!!!??? – Huh… Yeah I want to visit Yerevan. – All right… Oh I get it, you come here to visit friends who live in Yerevan right? – No, […]
I didn’t plan to go to Batumi. The original plan was going to Caucasus, starting with Georgia and its capital, Tbilisi. And from there go straight to Armenia. But I had been hearing the name Batumi for quite some time. “Are you going to Georgia? Go to Batumi!” “Batumi is awesome!” “Where are you going […]
Aaaah… It feels so good not being stared at like a circus freak! I’m definitely not in Ukraine anymore! Here in Tbilisi, people clearly don’t give a fuck, they just go about their business. Some people stare at me (it’s normal!) but that’s it. Some teens ask for a high five, but nothing more. Faces […]
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Hi! I'm Roobens, from Paris. After working in a "classic" job for a few years, I decided to leave France, and I started to travel around the world by myself! You can follow my journey here!