I’m Mehdi, an Iranian travel addict, who occasionally photograph and vlog for fun. My actual job? I’m a freelance business developer and marketing consultant, but that’s not important right now. I’m 29 years old, originally from Mashhad, Iran, but currently living in Istanbul, Turkey, since 2019.
Wanna know my story? So please keep reading.
Travel with Mehdi was an idea I discussed with my friend, back in Nov. 2016, after my 25th birthday. An idea of promoting Iran’s best historical and natural landmarks, and introducing true Persian culture in the world.
A Youtube channel was born on March, 2017, and a video was published a week before the Nowruz of 1396 (Persian new year) as a pilot. Channel was working good. We tried our best to keep up to the schedules and keep producing videos while we were traveling to different cities around Iran.
However, on the Christmas of 2018, I had to serve mandatory military service for a minimum of two years. After that, I left Iran to join my friend and start Travel with Mehdi again, by traveling the world.
We were going to start from Istanbul, Turkey, and came here a few months ago, planned video shooting, chose a lot of locations, and hired a good crew with best equipment. Then, suddenly, Covid-19 Coronavirus happened and everything stopped.
It’s really hard to say what with happen to tourism industry after Coronavirus pandemic. Millions lost their jobs already because of it, and things aren’t going very well for others either.
Covid-19 is probably going to stay a lot longer than what we estimated, and when it’s gone, 10 to 15 months is the time needed for things to get back into normal, specially in tourism and travel industry.
We have to wait and see what will happen. The wisest thing to do now is to #StayHome!