Originally Posted by ryon
Hajo your posts/ journies are amazing!
I love reading them bc you have one of the most unique lives I've ever read about
Thanks for the nice comment. I should point out that actually about 90% of time is mundane/stressful and I only write about all the cool stuff that happens. My trips are usually uneventful but travel is exciting from time to time. it's nice to see societies that don't revolve around consumerism and pop culture banalities yet still are technologically modern.
One thing that I like are how accepting Arabs and Iranians generally are of not just foreigners but even people that look like me and lack language skills. I also like the civility and slower pace of life in this corner of the world. Obviously aspects of local life in the Middle East don't suit me at all but on the whole it's a great region to spend time in.