Wednesday, 11 July 2018

When is the best time to visit Iran?

When is the best time to visit Iran?
Well, the question can be answered from different points of view. One is the weather and climate in Iran and the other is Iran holidays and festivals.
Spring (March 21 – June 21)
Based on where you go, the weather varies in spring from pleasant warm to mildly cold, and this period usually enjoys much rain. The two final weeks of March, coincide with Nowrouz (Iranian New Year) holidays. Many Iranians choose this time to travel. So if you are not fond of crowded places, you can wait till the 13-day period of Nowrouz finishes and then come to Iran. But if you like to see the festivals and beautiful traditions of Nowrouz, you may enjoy this time of the year as well.

Summer (June 22 – September 22)
Summer is usually considered as a hot season, but do not worry. Ardabil and Gilan provinces in northwestern Iran, Kurdistan Province in the west and Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari Province in south-central Iran are the best to choose for travelling in summer with their pleasant weather. In general, western and northwestern provinces of Iran are popular destinations this time of the year.

Fall (September 23 – December 21)
Fall is a great time to travel to Iran for the fact that trips are a bit more spread out than other popular periods. And also hotels offer better prices during this season.
The deserts of Kerman, Yazd and South Khorasan are among interesting locations to visit in Iran during fall, particularly for those who want to have a clear look at the Milky Way. Make sure to visit Lut Desert and also Shahdad Desert; the former is a World Heritage Site. Shahdad is the hottest spot on the planet and yardangs, (known as Kalouts in Iran) can be seen in this place. But being hot in summer, this is the best place to visit in Fall. Don’t miss this unique must-see. Also Fall is also one of the best times of the year to visit central Iran, specially Isfahan and Shiraz; two great historical cities having 7 world heritage site!

Winter (December 22 – March 20)
Southern regions are typically warm in winter! Western and northwestern areas can have snowfalls during winter. But the good news is you can choose the south as your travel destination because you can even go swimming there in winter! Temperatures in Hormozgan Province and Bushehr are high enough for swimming. Can you imagine swimming in February? Also, winter is an excellent time to travel to Persian Gulf islands of Kish and Qeshm. Remember these are free trade zones which you can enter without visa as well. Also skiing can be also one of the choices in this season, especially in Tehran, Shiraz and Ardabil.
Having read this article, you can easily choose a season to travel to Iran based on your interests. Iran Destination travel agency can provide you with any service you wish to have during this trip.

The article is from Incoming Department of Gardeshgaran Shiraz Travel Agency

Friday, 17 November 2017

A Day in Bahía Solano

I landed at José Celestino Mutis Airport in the Afro-Colombian coastal town of Bahia Solano with my girlfriend and a handful of other tourists. It was warmer and more humid than Medellin,the mountainous city from which I was traveling, but completely bearable. I was the only gringo in sight (perhaps the entire town) with the rest of the travelers being Colombians. This surprised me since this place was billed as a popular tourist destination, but I never minded being the only English-speaker in a crowd.

The makeshift “airport” threw me for a loop as well - it looked like it had been constructed over the weekend. The ad hoc nature of the airport wound up being a good thing, as we shuffled through the most cursory of security checks, a breath of fresh air compared to the enhanced interrogation travelers are accustomed to in the USA. After exiting the airport we were met by a boy of about 16 who took us on a thirty minute ride in his “Tuc Tuc” (a mini taxi of sorts) to a dock, where we would wait for a dinghy to take us to our cabin.

What struck me the most about the locals was their uniform stoicism. Conversations I struck up with the folks went on without any noticeable facial reactions or any physical reaction at all, really, which was striking since Colombians are known for their expressiveness. You soon understand their nature. Bahia Solano exists completely out of time. For one thing, I didn’t come across an internet connection the entire trip, which was like kicking an addiction at first, but was ultimately a refreshing experience. Very little happens, and so there is very little to react to. Everyone goes at their own pace, which happens to be the same pace for everyone – methodical and non-reactive with a thousand-mile stare.

After docking our dinghy we walked a short distance to the location of our cabin at the Playa de Oro Lodge. We checked in with the owner (Gabriel) of the resort, which consisted of a dozen or so cabins. The resort was very clean and I dare say modern compared to the other lodgings we had passed on our boat ride. Somehow there was only one other guest at the resort, a bashful young man from Bangladesh wearing a cowboy hat.

It was early afternoon and we were ready for lunch. As the only clients at the lodge’s restaurant, service was fast and friendly. We were served a dish I learned to be common on the coast – fresh grilled tuna, salad, coconut rice, and plantain chips. To say the dining options were limited would be an understatement, but when you realize how isolated you are, you quickly become grateful for the quality of the meals at the resorts.

After finishing lunch we still had several hours of daylight. We made our way to the expansive beach, which was right outside the resort. Like the restaurant and the resort, we had the beach entirely to ourselves. Not even the Bengali man in the cowboy hat was in sight. The beach being devoid of visitors meant it was exceedingly clean. The massive waves coming from Pacific Ocean was a sight to behold. Indeed, we had been warned not to go too deep into the ocean, since recently some overly-ambitious swimmers had found the waves to be more treacherous than they had thought. We spent hours alternating between enjoying the crashing waves and retreating back to the beach to lie down.

As the sun set we returned to our cabin and showered, ready for a light dinner and some drinks. Grilled chicken was the main course, which we would grow to appreciate amongst the ubiquity of seafood on the coast. We asked Gabriel, who doubled as our waiter, if he could rustle up a bottle of rum for us. He disappeared into the night, and returned thirty minutes later with a bottle he had procured from someone else, somewhere.
We had several drinks as Gabriel shuffled through his aimless but charming mix of 80’s ballads and classic salsa. I think he was enjoying our company and the evening as much as we were. We danced and enjoyed the solitude as if we were the only people on Earth, which we may as well have been in Bahía Solano. Gabriel’s mix ended and we were left listening to the eternal and steady crash of the waves, inviting us to do it all over again tomorrow.

Find the place for your perfect day in Bahía Solano, and create your own adventure.

(From Doug Grenne (Andrea Ramirez))

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

We go to Italy for Pizza, travel and more

Italy with long history, is very famous for Pizza, however Italy also has many famous tourist attractions and cultural relics, such as Pompeii, Capri Island, Sicanian and so on.

Pompeii, a lost old city due to volcanic eruption , it’s said to use sheep’s gut as condoms. Pompeii tell us what is the past life.  Capri Island owns beautiful blue sea water and the blue hole called Grotta Azzurra; local sea view rooms are always white, maybe because blue seawater and green island. In this island you needn’t do anything but enjoy fine food and beautiful scenery.

Sicanian is also an island, which consists of the cultures of Spaniards, Greeks and Arabs, very quiet, peaceful and carefree. Sicanian with a small population is a tourist area now because of ancient art like Teatro Greco, natural scenery and seascape, of which Taormina is a major scenic spot; local slow life is also something truly enviable. Sicanian seems owning too many world heritages…

Author: Lisa
Besides, The pictures are from Here.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Seychelles was a European aristocratic resort

Seychelles enjoys a reputation as a tourist paradise, was formerly a European aristocratic resort. Although geographically belonging to Africa, but separated from the African continent; located in the Indian Ocean, but far from the hurricane zone. The island is rich of a variety of magical animals and plants, but no toxic or no animals that attack human.

Seychelles are highly conscious of environmental protection. Any tree which will be cut must be reported to the Ministry of Environment for approval; besides, in order to protect tropical fish, not only to prohibit fishing, tourists always are told not to pick up shells. The island has the world's smallest natural heritage "May Valley", very famous for more than 7,000 sea coconut trees, the most prominent is the sea coconut tree king 35 meters high. In addition to sea coconut trees, there are many unique flora and fauna in the world.

The endangered black parrot is the national bird of Seychelles, with very mildly sweet warble, only visible here in the world. And there is a strange tree called LatanyenLat, which trunk is about 5 meters above the ground, but its hard roots about 5 cm thick, deeply obliquely insert into the soil to support the whole tree, and so on. Besides, the world's third-ranked beach: the Beauvallon Bay of Seychelles is also the holy land of European tourists…… Seychelles, very hot throughout the year, it is recommended to bring some sunscreen with more than SPF30+, straw hat and sunglasses.

The photos are from Link 1 and Link 2, Link 3.