About

My husband and I have been traveling together since 2001 and have always tried to make the most of our time away.  We are travelers who enjoy exploring the unfamiliar and purposely try to get lost in a place. Ok…there are times when I do get lost, but he’s found me. The most resent two year adventure ended in 2012, and have decided to move to Amsterdam.

We now rent an apartment, sleep in our own bed and are really taking advantage of having access to a well connected airport in a beautiful place.

This blog has been neglected, but the instagram stream continues to reveal what’s going on around me as I wander around Europe and far-flung places. Until then, check out where I have been the past few years in my archives.  Please don’t hesitate to ask me for advice on places featured here and if you are traveling in Amsterdam. I’m usually out taking exploring and taking photos featured on my instagram account.  Always happy to help 🙂

Cheers and happy travels!

CORI
Na'in's Jame Mosque

6 thoughts on “About

  1. Yusma January 2, 2012 / 11:30 am

    Hey Cori,

    Lovely, lovely pictures on Iran here. I’m planning to travel there in a few weeks time and to stay at the Caravanserai. Would you be able to tell me if you book it through a local tour operator and how much was it per night as we want to make sure it doesn’t burst our budget : )

    BTW were u there recently in Dec? Cos it looks very sunny for winter if it’s indeed in Dec. Thanks in advance!

  2. farflungistan January 2, 2012 / 12:27 pm

    Hi,
    Iwas there in the middle of this past sept. It was pretty hot during the day (90F) but dry at the time so the nights were comfortable. I highly recommend staying at the Zein-o-din Caravanserai for at least a night. The hotel was included in our tour package so I’m sorry that I don’t know the price per night. WWe’re US Citizens and a tour is required for us at this time. We used Key2Persia Tours based in Shiraz if that helps any. I’m pretty sure they can book your stay. We were the only ones there and I have read that other travelers have just shown up and were able to get a room for a discount. Hotels in Yazd would most likely know how to book a night there as well.
    Sorry I can’t give you actual numbers but it was great. I was able to get a short break from my hajib which was an added bonus.

    Let me know if you need a contact number/person at Key2Persia. We had a great experience with them as well. Mahmoud Hemmat was our guide the whole trip

    Cheers
    Cori

  3. Yusma January 3, 2012 / 4:38 am

    Hey Cori,

    Thanks so much for the reply. I suspect for ours it might be a bit colder since it is January. I absolutely love your photos on the Caravanserai! Definitely a night or two stay is a MUST for this trip to Iran. Oh I will try and contact Key2Persia and see what sort of tours they offer. Really cool travels you’ve got here… All the best for your next destination : )

  4. farflungistan January 3, 2012 / 9:02 am

    I’m glad you like the pics. It’s easy to get good ones there since it’s a beautiful place. I’m sure it will be a bit cooler then but I’m sure you will have a great time regardless. Let me know how you do with Key2Persia. I also have a direct email contact with Mahmoud (our guide) if you have problems getting a reply. Sometimes it takes awhile just because internet isn’t consistant there. My husband and I put a route together and did the “Iran Life” tour which is basically overland using public transport and the hotels are 2-3 star. FYI just try on to stay in the Orient Hotel in Yazd We had some issues. The rest were good to good enough. You usually don’t go to Iran for the resort experience. The Zein-o-din was the nicest place we stayed in. Anyhow, the “Iran Life” helped out with the budget. Have a great trip and let me know if you have any other questions. I’m not an expert on Iran but I would like to help if I can.
    Cheers!

  5. Rich Weathers March 26, 2016 / 4:59 am

    Hi Cori,

    Well, You have certainly come a long way since Bertucci’s in Amherst. I stumbled on this researching a trip and did NOT expect to see your name in the byline. I love the hair and you look great. You’ve always been beautiful. I hope all is well.

    Rich

  6. farflungistan March 26, 2016 / 8:39 am

    Hi Rich, How are you? I haven’t bee doing much with this blog. I’m not the best writer and just concentrate on the photos now. Where are you off to? Iran? Central Asia? I highly recommend both. Let me know if you need any specifics on either or something else. Thanks about the hair. I stopped fighting the battle of the roots little over 10 years ago. Where are you calling home these days? Hope all is well 🙂
    Cori

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