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Make the most out of your Iran trip: attend this event! Part 2

In my last blog post I wrote: “Every year I am more than excited to attend the Annual Festival of Tribes and Hand Crafts, in Iran, not only do I find better deals here than in the stores and markets, but I get to see nearly all of Iran and its cultural diversity in one… Continue reading Make the most out of your Iran trip: attend this event! Part 2

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Make the most out of your Iran trip: attend this event! Part 1

Every year I am more than excited to attend the Annual Festival of Tribes and Hand Crafts, in Iran, not only do I find better deals here than in the stores and markets, but I get to see nearly all of Iran and its cultural diversity in one spot. It is truly a melting pot… Continue reading Make the most out of your Iran trip: attend this event! Part 1

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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…

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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!

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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

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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

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Short Story: A Chadori Experience in Tehran

I am always up for meeting some new, warm, and beautiful faces in Tehran as my photo displays. And it is fascinating (for me at least) how the “American lady in Chador” brings about a look of confusion, yet interest from some of the tourist and locals alike–Iran is said to be one of the… Continue reading Short Story: A Chadori Experience in Tehran