06:41 GMT +324 February 2017
Live
    Mahsa Homayounfar

    Persian Easy Rider: Globetrotting Biker Girl Takes on the World

    © Photo: Mahsa Homayounfar
    Life
    Get short URL
    32009221

    An intrepid Iranian adventurer named Mahsa Homayounfar has travelled thousands of kilometers around the world on her motorcycle.

    Homayounfar began her journey three years ago in Spain, where she resides. Since then, she has visited over 60 countries.

    Mahsa Homayounfar
    © Photo: Mahsa Homayounfar
    Mahsa Homayounfar

    Riding on her trusty motorcycle, she navigated 18,000 kilometers of roads and trails across Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Pakistan and Vietnam.

    Mahsa Homayounfar
    © Photo: Mahsa Homayounfar
    Mahsa Homayounfar

     

    Unfortunately, she was forced to cut her odyssey short after breaking a leg while driving along the coast of the island of Qeshm off the coast of Iran.

    Mahsa Homayounfar
    © Photo: Mahsa Homayounfar
    Mahsa Homayounfar

    Homayounfar has run a project called Not Just a Tourist for 20 years already.

    "As an Iranian woman, my travels are direct publicity for Iran. When I say I’m Iranian, everybody is surprised. They want to know more about Iran," Homayounfar said.

    As of now, the brave globetrotter is planning her trip to the Iranian cities of Abadan and Khorramshahr.

    Related:

    Iran, Armenia Poised to Sign Visa Waiver Deal
    China Launches Tours to 'Mysterious' Islands in South China Sea
    ‘Safest Country I Ever Visited’: Iran Awes Female German Tourist
    Tags:
    adventure, travel, motorcycle, Vietnam, Pakistan, Guinea, Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Spain, Iran
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment

    All comments

    • avatar
      armor
      Well done: a good embassador for her country.
    • avatar
      coyote86x
      Iran needs more people like her to demonstrate to the world what a great country Iran really is. Armenians, Arabs and other minorities can also go forward and proudly proclaim there adherence to Iran and it's thousand year old culture.
    Show new comments (0)