The community Couchsurfing works probably in any country as good as in Iran. The Iranians are very interested to meet or to host travelers for sharing their ideas and histories. Thanks to Couchsurfing we came in contact with amazing people from Iran which probably would be possible as we would be normal travelers.
People warned me. Please don’t go to Pakistan. After I researched a while I decided to cross on my way home from India to Germany this as dangerous classified country. It was one of the best decision I made on this trip.
Only 75 years ago it was not allowed for foreigners to travel to Tibet. Nowadays things changed. But still it is quite tough to get all the necessary permits, especially when you traveling with your own vehicle. But it is worth all the work and the costs. A unique journey into a mythic country which is surrounded by snow mountains and which shows every new day an even more beautiful side than the day before.