“Oh, Iran. Really? Why?” I’m asked this a lot when I told people of my intention to visit Iran, one of the “Axis of Evil” as labelled by the U.S. Iran is one of the oldest civilisations in the world, and having recently visited, now … Read all about it!
Iran changed the way I formed my opinions of a country; as in to what extent I allowed media to influence my view of places that I haven’t been to and people whom I have never met. It also taught … Read all about it!
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!
It was a photo of the Nasirul Mulk Mosque, also known as the pink mosque in Shiraz that drew my attention to the Mosques of 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!
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!
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!