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Super Flowers of Iran; Evening Primrose Find!

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!

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The Best things in Life are Free Part II: Wild Saffron finds in Ziarat, Iran

“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

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My Journey to The Great Wall of Gorgan or the “Red Snake”

Journey to The Great Wall of Gorgan or the “Red Snake” by Antonia Mosqueda In loving memory of Ali Hamzei, we will never forget you our brother, your loss has weighed heavily on our hearts. We know, however, you are in a better place. ~ Ani jan ❤ IranianHiker It is known that THE greatest… Continue reading My Journey to The Great Wall of Gorgan or the “Red Snake”

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The Best Things in Life are Free: Turkey Tail Mushroom Tea Anyone?

The Best Things in Life are Free: Turkey Tail Shroom Tea Anyone? “The Best Things in Life are Free” should be THE MOTTO for any avid hiker. Outdoorsy inclined homo sapiens who have made some good finds in the wild should know exactly what’s implied by the popular cliche. Coming across rare and special gifts… Continue reading The Best Things in Life are Free: Turkey Tail Mushroom Tea Anyone?

Backpacking · Beach Resorts · Geology · Health · Hiking and Fitness · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · Mazandaran · Swimming · The Caspian Sea · The Middle East · Travel · Trekking · Uncategorized · Women and Islam

Sounds of Love, Laughter and Violin Fill the Air of the Caspian Sea, By Antonia Mosqueda

Sounds of Love, Laughter and Violin fill the Air of the Caspian Sea, By Antonia Mosqueda   I am sure I’m not the first to say that the Caspian Sea with its artsy, spiritual and family friendly scene does something spectacular for every soul. The sea shore environment in Iran invites everyone in. It makes… Continue reading Sounds of Love, Laughter and Violin Fill the Air of the Caspian Sea, By Antonia Mosqueda

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On the Road Again, for our Next Hiking Adventure; Mazandaran, Iran by Antonia Mosqueda

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

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The Stairway to heaven in Gorgan, Iran photos and diary 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