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Knocking out that bucket list…one step at a time!Badab-e Soort

Surprise! I am back. After a long interval of workaholism, I am finally taking a little time-out to show all one of my, somewhat, recent adventures in Iran. It was not long ago that my husband and I, along with friends and family, took our unforgettable road trip to Badab-e Soort. Yes, the famous Badap-e… Continue reading Knocking out that bucket list…one step at a time!Badab-e Soort

Archaeology · Backpacking · Golestan, Iran · Hiking and Fitness · History · Iran · mountaineering · Trekking · Uncategorized

The most beautiful terrain in Iran: Kahlaleh

The most beautiful terrain in Iran: Kahlaleh By Antonia Mosqueda 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 we climbed);… Continue reading The most beautiful terrain in Iran: Kahlaleh

Fitness · Hiking and Fitness · Iran · Islam · Islamic Republic of Iran · mountaineering · Religion · Uncategorized · Women and Islam · Women in Sports

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

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 often… 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!

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!

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

Beyond the Stairway to Heaven: Trekking Nahar Khoran Mt. By Antonia Mosqueda

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. By Antonia Mosqueda

Backpacking · Edible Flowers · Fitness · Flowers · Food · Golestan, Iran · Health · Hiking and Fitness · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · mental health · mountaineering · Spring Flowers · The Middle East · Travel · Trekking · Uncategorized

Super Flowers of Iran; Going to Great Heights for Spring Flowers in Nahar Khoran, Golestan

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