The best hostels in Iran (updated in 2018)

Best hostels in Iran
Let's talk about hostels in Iran! Iran only has a relatively small number of hostels and backpacker guesthouses. However, as tourism increases, more hostels...

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Havelis, arts and places to visit in Shekhawati

It was not the Taj Mahal, the holy Ganges or the beautiful Indian desert cities that were the highlights of my India trip. The...