“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
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…
It has been a while since I posted a recipe; really it has been a while since I’ve posted anything, during this month of Ramazan (fasting). Pardon me for my lengthy breaks! Today I am posting something sweet and simple that you may enjoy making with your children; I am sure they would love getting… Continue reading A Rainbow Salad: rainbows are for everyone!
Super Flowers of Iran; Going to great heights for spring flowers in Nahar Khoran, Golestan I have introduced in some of my articles the many flowers that grow in Northern Islamic Republic of Iran often saying, I’ll get back to you and write on one flower, herb, or another…So here I am today, keeping… Continue reading Super Flowers of Iran; Going to Great Heights for Spring Flowers in Nahar Khoran, Golestan
I only wanted to leave a photo I took indicating some of the benefits of Primrose for now. It is a flower I collect while hiking in the early spring time. The flower should be collected with delicacy and while growing in a patch of several rather than alone, this will prevent the flower from… Continue reading Super Flowers of Iran; Evening Primrose Find!
“The Best things in Life are Freeeeee!” * Our hiking location was in Ziarat, a region of the Alborz Mountains in Northern Iran. Ziarat is well known for its rivers, natural waterfalls, edible flowers (mostly used in teas), herbs and fruits. (The flowers and herbs come and go nearly year round.) Our mission was, of… Continue reading The Best things in Life are Free Part II: Wild Saffron finds in Ziarat, Iran
Sometimes a good hike does not always go as planned. We end up in some less scenic areas that are not what we were told or expected them to be, because of your husband’s friend or something like that 🙂 However we manage to enjoy what is around us and make use of what we… Continue reading On the Road Again, for our Next Hiking Adventure; Mazandaran, Iran by Antonia Mosqueda
I have been lucky enough to experience many beautiful lush green mountainous areas of Iran most westerners are virgin to. Thanks in part to a family who is passionate – if not more – about hiking as I am. I am blessed with experienced and professional hikers by my side to guide me wherever my… Continue reading The Stairway to heaven in Gorgan, Iran photos and diary by Antonia Mosqueda