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My travelling notebook around the world

How to get the Visa On Arrival for Oman at the border with the UAE

In this post I will explain you how I went from United Arab Emirates to Oman by land and, although it may seem impossible, how much it cost me to get someone to stamp an Omani visa in my passport, even though I was already in their soil.   Countries that can get the visa at the border If your passport is from any of the other GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia or United Arab Emirates) or New Zealand you will not need a visa to enter the country. For all the citizens of the European Union, as...
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Top4(+1) indispensable applications for traveling to Iran

If you intend to travel to Iran and spend good and a lot of time with the people of the country, let me tell you the applications that you will need in order to do it. No, I will not be a bore talking about applications like Couchsurfing, but about few of them that the Iranians use daily and that you should be aware of and download them ALREADY!   1 – VPN The first was obvious, right? Maybe it will not help you to contact at the moment with locals but to do it once you have left their...
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How to get online in Iran

When one has in mind to travel to Iran, he already knows in advance that much of the Internet he usually uses will be censored. The question you ask yourself then is, is it possible to bypass the blockade? If you are one of the privileged who is preparing your trip to go imminently, calm down, I will teach you the trick that all Iranians themselves use to be able to navigate wherever they want.   What websites are blocked? Basically all the ones who can get you too much in contact with the outside world. That may well be...
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Lost in the mountains, lost in the history… Abyaneh

One of the towns we liked the most in Iran was, as is often the case, one of which we had barely no idea that it existed at the beginning of the journey. Although it is quite internationally well known lately, it got us a little by surprise since we arrived without having any kind of expectation. Moreover, we arrived in full Nowruz, the new Persian year, so its streets were full with locals on holidays visiting Abyaneh.   The town of Abyaneh Abyaneh is a small village located in the center of the country about 40 km away from...
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Where to buy and how to activate a SIM card in Iran?

With a country as big as Iran, with 30 days ahead as we had to enjoy it and with the idea of doing it hitchhiking and with tent, we were clear that we had to buy a SIM card to be connected always that we wanted to. We spoke with our Couchsurfer from Tehran and he recommended us Irancell, the one that he had. As a good Iranian, we had not even finished talking that he was already putting on his jacket and saying ‘come on guys, let’s go. I’m going to buy it with you’.   Buying your SIM...
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How to get visa On Arrival for Iran at the airport (2017)

It is well known that for a couple of years it is possible to get the 30-day Iranian visa on the same border or when entering the country by different airports, for most of the countries of the world. But I’ll confess something: every time I have to get a Visa On Arrival I think the worst imagining that they will not be granted it for any reason and there I will stay, left with the desire of discovering that new country. Traveling to Iran, with the hermetic and strict reputation it has, it could not be less obviously. And...
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Interview with Jordi Canal-Soler: travel writer and photographer

Today I am very pleased to start a new section of my blog where I will be interviewing people who inspire me. I do not want to do it only with travelers, but the person invited to speak will make me reflect on totally different topics. In this case, let’s start with a brilliant traveler. Jordi Canal-Soler is a travel writer and photographer, who when you read or listen to, he transmits passion for what he explains and does it with a special ability that makes you transport to the place that is talking to you about. Born and raised...
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