What a Serial Traveler Thinks of Iran

September 30, 2020

Iran’s unpopular quest for nuclear energy has dominated news headlines for decades. This has left little room for reporting on less-discussed topics about the country. One of these is tourism. At a time of a pandemic, Iran continues to face grueling international sanctions and domestic...

Iran Through the Eyes of a Traveler

September 30, 2020

A Day in Kyrgyzstan

May 06, 2017

Off the beaten tourist path, Kyrgyzstan’s natural beauty and rich culture are worth a visit. During my summer break, I decided to visit the southern part of Kyrgyzstan. After staying three nights in Osh, the following morning I moved toward Jalalabad — the capital city of Jalalabad region...

Reflections Upon Visiting Iran

September 01, 2016

Tehran is an impressive city, says John Weru in this travel blog. It’s 2015 and I write this from a balcony in Velenjak, a northern neighborhood in Tehran. Earlier today, we watched with our host as US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met in Vienna,...

What Can the Power of Travel Do?

December 19, 2015

A US-based startup seeks to connect like-minded hosts and travelers, and it promises to take the world by storm. “What can the power of travel do?” asks Yasmine El Baggari, a young Moroccan entrepreneur, at an event in Rabat hosted by US-based startup Voyaj and the World Bank. As someone...