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Western Media Exaggerates Rise of overall Food prices in Iran

Last week (when the western media claimed things were so crazy in Iran) Mohsen and I visited with some shop and restaurant owners for several reasons: one, of course, to give them business (an economy does not thrive w/o supporting local businesses); secondly, to ask them how business was actually going; next, to talk about… Continue reading Western Media Exaggerates Rise of overall Food prices in Iran

Golestan, Iran · Health · Human Rights · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · Medical Sciences · Travel · Uncategorized · Women and Islam

Iranians save American lives: Americans kill, deport and jail Iranians!

  I have been away from the blog-o-sphere for quite some time. An emergency came up that prompted a good Iranian doctor to schedule me for a much-needed surgery. In that time of waiting and recovering, I was nervous and scared—as any human would be when faced with being opened up. The surgery was ultimately… Continue reading Iranians save American lives: Americans kill, deport and jail Iranians!

Human Rights · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · Politics · Women and Islam

Iran’s Supreme Leader, did he really say that?

Faulty information alert on an Iranian Leader published in The Independent, with the following misleading title: “Iran’s Supreme Leader claims gender equality is ‘Zionist plot’ aiming to corrupt role of women in society.”‘ I don’t often defend world leaders, but when I do it is because I know and research them well-enough: reading and watching… Continue reading Iran’s Supreme Leader, did he really say that?

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Make the most out of your Iran trip: attend this event! Part 2 by Antonia Mosqueda

In my last blog post I wrote: “Every year I am more than excited to attend the Annual Festival of Tribes and Hand Crafts, in Iran, not only do I find better deals here than in the stores and markets, but I get to see nearly all of Iran and its cultural diversity in one… Continue reading Make the most out of your Iran trip: attend this event! Part 2 by Antonia Mosqueda

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Make the most out of your Iran trip: attend this event! Part 1 by Antonia Mosqueda

Every year I am more than excited to attend the Annual Festival of Tribes and Hand Crafts, in Iran, not only do I find better deals here than in the stores and markets, but I get to see nearly all of Iran and its cultural diversity in one spot. It is truly a melting pot… Continue reading Make the most out of your Iran trip: attend this event! Part 1 by Antonia Mosqueda

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#MeToo! Got a problem with it?

#MeToo! Got a problem with it? If the #MeToo hashtags are getting on your nerves and they make you feel “uncomfortable,” well you are not a major concern for many of us. Personally, most of my focus is on the many survivors who find comfort in using these two simple words: me too. #MeToo, and… Continue reading #MeToo! Got a problem with it?

Backpacking · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · Travel

Tehran’s Artsy Metro Station: The largest Metro in the Middle East by Antonia Mosqueda

Iran’s Tehran Metro station packed with contemporary art, sculptures, and an array of other niceties came as a great surprise to us, my family and I, we almost did not want to leave. We stood in amazement at every turn, and rather it felt like we were walking into a Museum of fine arts and… Continue reading Tehran’s Artsy Metro Station: The largest Metro in the Middle East by Antonia Mosqueda

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Women Athletes Shine in the Islamic Republic of Iran by Antonia Mosqueda

“Islamic women’s sport appears to be a contradiction in terms — at least this is what many in the West believe. … In this respect the portrayal of the development and the current situation of women’s sports in Iran is illuminating for a variety of reasons. It demonstrates both the opportunities and the limits of women in a… Continue reading Women Athletes Shine in the Islamic Republic of Iran by Antonia Mosqueda

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“Nazca Alien” Art in Iran…

or Mother Nature’s canvas? Would you believe that there’s a place in Iran where they have their very own “Nazca lines?” Deep in the Alborz mountains, over a thousand meters high, this petroglyph-like image has been there for as long as villagers can remember. The Elephant tucked behind a sunflower garden. A village, I often… Continue reading “Nazca Alien” Art in Iran…