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Hafez would without a doubt be one of the most influential people in Persian history. Born in the 14th century, he was a poet, historian, philosopher and literarian. He is so revered where till this present time, most households in Iran will possess a copy … Read all about it!
When I initially settled in Saigon in September, people would ask me what was there was to do here? My response then, was that there wasn’t too much to do except eat – a lot. I’d spend most late afternoons in search of … Read all about it!
Some say that when you travel long-term, you’ll find yourself, or it will change your life forever. I would say that it’s partially true; where wandering without any set plans, interacting with colourful characters, eating weird and wonderful food and experiencing the odd meltdown does open your eyes … Read all about it!
It was a photo of the Nasirul Mulk Mosque, also known as the pink mosque in Shiraz that drew my attention to the Mosques in Iran in the first place. For some reason I always thought Mosques were dark places, shrouded … Read all about it!
I had a difficult time navigating through the narrow, maze like passageways of Yazd. Everywhere looked similar and even with Google maps loaded onto my phone, there were alleyways that were yet to be mapped. The mud brick walls that had stood over two metres … Read all about it!
When I was a kid, our family would visit the local fast food chain called Henny Penny which specialised in fried chicken. It wasn’t as popular as Kentucky Fried Chicken, however, it was the main sponsor of the local football team, popular enough amongst … Read all about it!
Sam, the owner of the hotel in Isfahan where I was staying spoke perfect English; a result of moving abroad in the 70’s to study in Canada. Like most of the youth prior to the revolution in 1979, he had opted to study at … Read all about it!
It’s hasn’t been easy sifting through 20,000 images to pick a handful that sum up my year in photos. For me, it’s been a year of growth both personally as well as honing my skills as a photographer. I made it a personal … Read all about it!
It’s been a pretty busy year of travelling for me in 2014. Despite travelling to thirteen countries over eight months in 2013 and vowing to put the breaks on, I’ve somehow managed to have hit the lucky thirteen number again this year over … Read all about it!
I was experiencing a broad spectrum of emotions prior to arriving in Iran. I was excited because it was a new and foreign land; some trepidation because it was always in the news for political reasons; exhausted from the travel burnout, and anticipation because it was … Read all about it!