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
“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…
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!
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
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
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?
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