After having spent more than half a year in Asia (and one week in Western Australia), it was time for some new adventures. So I decided to visit the Caucasus, before heading to Brazil for the carnival 2017. I was able to get a very cheap flight ticket from Kuala Lumpur to Tehran in Iran, where the Caucasus adventure began. My favorite carrier Air Asia operated this 8+ hours flight for less than 150 USD - a deal I couldn't resist. As it is easy to obtain a visa on arrival with a German passport, it was clear: Iran will get its shot.
Researches that I have done beforehand said, that the visa on arrival shall cost 50 EUR, so I was prepared with some money which I didn't use for quite a while. But the procedure was quite painful, as it took forever to finally get the visa. And, of course, it was more expensive than announced. After filling out a form, presenting a travel insurance confirmation and paying 75 EUR, I finally got my Irani visa.
After more than six months in East Asia (and one week in Western Australia), it's time to rewind. I am writing these lines at the airport in Kuala Lumpur and I am more than happy for the past 200 days, where I was able to visit many places I know (and love) again, and also going around and exploring new fascinating places. And from this day on, I will share my experiences with you again - hopefully,it lasts some longer than the first attempt on the One Man Wolf Pack Blog ;-)
So this article gives you an overview about the upcoming three months, where I will leave East Asia for Central Asia and South and North America via Turkey and Spain. The upcoming flight will bring me to Tehran, where I will have two days to explore the capital of Iran. After this, I will head to the Azerbaijani capital Baku, followed by Tbilisi, Georgia's capital. From there, I will explore Georgia and Armenia, where I will definitely head also for the last capital out of these four: Yerevan.