Backpacking · Fitness · Geology · Golestan, Iran · Hiking and Fitness · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · mountaineering · The Middle East · Trekking

“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… Continue reading “Nazca Alien” Art in Iran…

Backpacking · Golestan, Iran · Hiking and Fitness · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · mountaineering · The Middle East · Travel · Trees · Trekking · Uncategorized

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

*Updating 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… Continue reading Here is Another Reason to Love Iran: This Lil’ Place Called Tooskestan!

Archaeology · Backpacking · Beach Resorts · Food · Golestan, Iran · History · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · Mazandaran · The Caspian Sea · Travel · Uncategorized

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

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Breastfeeding USA vs. Iran: Legal Rights, Social behaviors, and Support of Nursing Mothers

*These issues, as I have learned, will not be touched by some Muslims who have adopted the ideology that breastfeeding is somehow “taboo”; although, Quran mentions breastfeeding, prolonged practice of it, and has nothing negative to say on it. Most well educated human scientists, mothers, and medical doctors agree that breast milk is the best… Continue reading Breastfeeding USA vs. Iran: Legal Rights, Social behaviors, and Support of Nursing Mothers

Backpacking · Golestan, Iran · Hiking and Fitness · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · mountaineering · Trekking · Uncategorized

Beyond the Stairway to Heaven: Trekking Nahar Khoran Mt.

Hi everyone, I know it has been a while since I have written about my hiking adventures that really seem to captivate a few followers and nature lovers. Therefore, I am getting right back on that subject ASAP! I have a handful of followers and friends who especially like this subject for location, tips, and… Continue reading Beyond the Stairway to Heaven: Trekking Nahar Khoran Mt.

Food · Golestan, Iran · Health · Islamic Republic of Iran · Recipes · Vegan

The Olive Harvest

Last month was our family olive harvest. We only get to do this every other year, and I just loved it. Olive trees are just so beautiful in every way—I am discovering—from the ways that they produce, to their health benefits. Presently we have two olive trees in our yard, a male and female—so we… Continue reading The Olive Harvest

Golestan, Iran · Human Rights · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · Poetry · Religion · Spiritualism · The Middle East · Uncategorized · Women and Islam

I know why Shi’a cry

Recently, over the time frame of ten days, my emotions have swelled as I observed the processions of Shi’a in Iran preforming their mourning rituals. I’ve witnessed thousands of people coming together daily to express their love of the prophets family (pbut), many martyred; they did this through a series of mourning rituals and prayers.… Continue reading I know why Shi’a cry