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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… 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!

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.

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

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

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

Backpacking · Food · Health · Hiking and Fitness · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · mountaineering · Travel · Trekking · Uncategorized

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?