I fell in love not just with Uzbekistan’s grand mosques, minarets and mausoleums, but also with its quaint mountain villages and ancient Sufi connection.
As the bustling city landscape gradually gave way to tall eucalyptus trees and lush rice paddies, I couldn’t help but think of the paradox of our times.
It’s not always the big decisions that shape our lives. It’s often the stupid, tiny, laughable ones.
With its awe-inspiring mountainous landscapes, warm-hearted people and “off the beaten path” status, Tajikistan beckons.
I’ve been lucky enough to hike through some incredible landscapes in Europe. But Slovakia felt different.
If you pick only one international travel destination this year, pick Iran.