The journey had a strange beginning. I was surprised by the road. I realized that hitchhiking is a must in this country because these people are amazing! I mean is it even possible for your FIRST hitchhike to just take you straight to Gonbad Kavus?! 487 kilometers man! ...
It was the first trip in which we were fully ready to embrace hitchhiking. A perfect combination. A girl and a guy. I was sure we wouldn’t have any difficulty getting a ride. Because Mahzad is really beautiful! She just needs to give the driver a glance and ...
Let me tell you a story about Scarlet. She’s 22. Her name is “Arghavan” but her friends call her Scarlet because Arghavan means Scarlet. I’m just going to tell the story from her own words: I’m scarlet and I work in a café in Shiraz. My best friend ...
On our way westwards, we were in the middle of somewhere trying to hitchhike when this truck clumsily pulled over. He agreed to give us a ride some 50km ahead. A nice guy he was, with a lot of stories to tell. His name was Mehdi. “Mehdi, I ...
We were in the realm of Baluchistan, waiting in the road trying to hitch a ride when this car filled with Balouchi people pulled up and out of curiosity (you can’t see a lot of strangers and travelers there) asked if what the heck we were doing in ...
Baluchistan, south eastern Iran, is not a popular destination for travelers, mainly because it’s hyped as a dangerous area with smugglers and outlaws which might behead strangers and visitors! But we hitchhiked there just to prove it’s not a dangerous place. While wandering around the old alleys of ...
One should definitely experience trekking between the villages in north of Iran. It’s just plain awesome. Every half an hour or so you’ll get to a new village. And if you get tired you don’t have to worry, hitching a ride to the next village with a pickup ...
Hitchhiking always takes me to the unknown, to the unexpected. It always surprises me and that’s why I’m addicted to it. So after waiting for some 10 minutes on the road a guy gave us a ride and after he found out we have no special destination in ...