Why I’m not allowed to travel to USA

As the holder of a Swedish passport, which is one of the best in the world I would normally be able to apply for an ESTA online and then just be able to walk through securities in the States. However, as many of you are aware I traveled to Iran earlier this year. And for that single reason I need to have a VISA to get in to the USA – even if I were only to do a stopover. So why don’t I just get the visa? Oh, if it only were so simple. The process is long and I did start the process of getting my visa but I didn’t have time to get it before I left Sweden for Canada from which I was planning on going to the States. – Filled in an applicaton online – Paid the fee of 160$ after I figured out…

How to pack light – Downsizing: Toiletries

Everything I own fits in a small 34 liter day backpack, yet I consider myself having a lot of stuff. So many people ask me how I do it, and there are many ways to downsize. These are some of the changes I’ve done with my toiletries. While some things might not look like it’s a big difference – a lot of small downsizes makes together a big downsizing of your backpack. Toiletries When it comes to liquids, I’ve almost deserted that entirely. When you see this picture below you might think “but those are regular sized bottles, you can just take the small one’s under 100ml and it’s about as small”. It’s not all about the size people, at least not in this case. The unpackaged products below last longer than the liquid filled plastic bottles above. Also, you can avoid plastic with the solid product by bringing your own…

Vegan in Iran

Food culture in Iran [“Typical Iranian main dishes are combinations of rice with meat (such as lamb, chicken, or fish), vegetables (such as onions and various herbs), and nuts. Fresh green herbs are frequently used, along with fruits such as plums, pomegranate, quince, prunes, apricots, and raisins. Characteristic Iranian flavorings such as saffron, dried lime, cinnamon, and parsley are mixed and used in some special dishes.”] – source Wikipedia. Don’t y’all pretend like you don’t use it as a source too sometimes Your go to Persian food: Ash Reshteh – Soup with beans, herbs and noodles – don’t forget to ask to get without any sour cream Tahdig – Rice with crips bottom, sometimes with potato slices set at the bottom too Sabzi Polo – Rice with herbs(often served with fish so make sure to ask for it without fish) Baghali Polo – Rice with beans and dill (extra good with raisin and fried onions) Adasi – Lentil Soup(can sometimes be made with butter instead of oil so ask about that) Lobia – Black…

Our 3 day tour in Timor-Leste from Dili to Jaco Island

The country Timor-Leste is not only new in being it’s own independent country but they’re also new to tourism. There are good and bad things about that. I went on a 3 day private tour with 2 other solo traveling girls. This was our trip. Day 1 – Leaving Dili We left the capital in the morning and drove east. The day before the trip we had talked to the woman owning the tour company and told her we wanted to see nature and to visit Jaco Island, Matebian Mountain and Wataboo beach. However once we were on the road our guide told us the itinerary and it was completely different, and only including Jaco island. We told him about our wishes so he changed the plans accordingly to our interests, as a guide does – even though his boss got angry for it. My guess is she lost…