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The most beautiful terrain in Iran: Kahlaleh

The most beautiful terrain in Iran: Kahlaleh (So I think) Updating post… Some photos from my time in Kahlaleh, Golestan: it’s a desolate region of some of the most beautiful landscapes and ancient history of Iran. Remnants of Zoroastrian architecture rests nearby; an ancient shrine named for the prophet Khaled sits atop a mountain (which… Continue reading The most beautiful terrain in Iran: Kahlaleh

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The Golden Ratio and Gonbad-e Qabus

Before such artists like Leonardo DaVinci applied mathematics, particularly the Golden Ratio or Divine Ratio, to create several masterpieces, and before the construction of Taj Mahal also known for its symmetrical Phi qualities, there lived Persian Islamic scientists or Hakeem (those with broad knowledge in many academic fields) like that of Ziyarid Amir Shams ol-Ma’āli… Continue reading The Golden Ratio and Gonbad-e Qabus

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

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

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

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

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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…

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Here is Another Reason to Love Iran: This Lil’ Place Called Tooskestan!

Beyond the tourist destinations of Gorgan, beyond the crowded “hot spots ” like Nahar Koran, and beyond some winding roads; a tank full of gas will take you to the beautifully mesmerizing forest of Tooskestan, Iran.   The first thing you notice about Tooskestan are these ginormous trees, with amazing, glistening leaves that are just… Continue reading Here is Another Reason to Love Iran: This Lil’ Place Called Tooskestan!

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A New Ashuradeh is Underway in the Islamic Republic of Iran

A New Ashuradeh is Underway in the Islamic Republic of Iran Ashūradeh Island is the only island off the Iranian coast in the Caspian Sea. Located in Gorgan Bay, Ashuradeh’s surface comprises of 2,000 acres. The western end is known as Miankaleh, after the peninsula of Behshahr country in Māzandarān, a Province of Iran. The… Continue reading A New Ashuradeh is Underway in the Islamic Republic of Iran