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Here at Chasing The Unexpected, we do just that, we chase the tales, we discover the hidden traditions, we delve deep into the history and the culture of the places we visit. Finally, we dutifully report everything we found so that you can travel with already some baggage of knowledge.

Do you need practical tips? We give them to you. Do you want to read more about our personal experiences? We record and reveal these, too. And if you need some reading material, we update our books section whenever we find worthy titles and travel books.

Reading our adventures, our special love for IranAfghanistan, and Italy will be immediately clear. Enjoy the ride and get in touch!

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SOME OF OUR MOST POPULAR DESTINATION GUIDES

Best places to visit in Iran | Iran travel guide | Best things to do in Iran | Top things to do in Iran | How to plan a trip to Iran | Best tours of Iran | Iran trip planner

Iran Guide

The best places to visit in Iran, what to do, where to stay and where to eat. Things to know before you go and tips on how to plan a perfect trip.

Places to visit in Florence | Things to do in Florence

Florence

One of Italy’s most expensive travel destinations, yet Florence is always packed with tourists. Plan your perfect trip to the cradle of the Renaissance.

Top things to do in Turin

Turin Guide

Mysterious city, meeting point of black and white magic, former Italian capital. Turin is all this and more. Plan your trip to this wonderful city.

Best places to visit in Afghanistan | Travel to Afghanistan | Plan a trip to Afghanistan | Visit Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Still a war zone, always more people want to travel to Afghanistan. Here we give the most important tips including where to go, what to pack, security measures.

2 weeks in Italy

Whether you are travelling to Italy for the first time or not, this guide will help you plan a perfect trip, decide what cities to visit and how to get around.

sardinia holidays | Plan a holiday to Sardinia | Best Sardinia beaches | Best things to do in Sardinia | Best hotels in Sardinia | Top things to do in Sardinia

Sardinia holiday

Whether you are planning your honeymoon, a family holiday or are looking for the best beaches in Sardinia, you’ve just landed in the right place.

Places to visit in Delhi, India

Guide to Delhi, India

Home to some 18 million people, Delhi offers a great range of things to do and for sure a huge choice of delicious restaurants.

places to visit in Jaipur

Guide to Jaipur, India

If you are embarking on a trip to Rajasthan, do plan at least two days in the Pink City. Find out here the best things to do and where to stay.

FEMALE TRAVEL

Read Angela's adventures traveling and living as an expat

Some of our most popular articles

Here is our list of useful tips on how to avoid getting sick in India, including how to minimize the risks of eating street food in Indian cities and some of the things to avoid in India.

Europe is a great travel destination, and if you are an adventurous spirit, it's a fantastic place for road trips. If you are a passionate rider, you won’t be disappointed. Going on a solo motorcycle trip always requires some extra preparation, read on for some useful tips.

With an ancient history dotted with legendary figures, beautiful architecture and powerful kings, and modern times inescapably shaped by the controversial Islamic Revolution, there are countless books on Iran that will make you fall in love with the country even before going.

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