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Iran: As Winter Combats Spring, Exhibitions are all the Hype

This time of year in Iran there is a saying, due to the incredibly fluctuating weather, and that is “Winter and Spring are fighting (جنگ بین زمستان و بهار )”–so my husband tells me. Winter is on its way out, taking with it all the snow and cold; Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, which invites… Continue reading Iran: As Winter Combats Spring, Exhibitions are all the Hype

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The Golden Ratio and Gonbad-e Qabus

Before such artists like Leonardo DaVinci applied mathematics, particularly the Golden Ratio or Divine Ratio, to create several masterpieces, and before the construction of Taj Mahal also known for its symmetrical Phi qualities, there lived Persian Islamic scientists or Hakeem (those with broad knowledge in many academic fields) like that of Ziyarid Amir Shams ol-Ma’āli… Continue reading The Golden Ratio and Gonbad-e Qabus

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Western Media Exaggerates Rise of overall Food prices in Iran

Last week (when the western media claimed things were so crazy in Iran) Mohsen and I visited with some shop and restaurant owners for several reasons: one, of course, to give them business (an economy does not thrive w/o supporting local businesses); secondly, to ask them how business was actually going; next, to talk about… Continue reading Western Media Exaggerates Rise of overall Food prices in Iran

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Iranians save American lives: Americans kill, deport and jail Iranians!

  I have been away from the blog-o-sphere for quite some time. An emergency came up that prompted a good Iranian doctor to schedule me for a much-needed surgery. In that time of waiting and recovering, I was nervous and scared—as any human would be when faced with being opened up. The surgery was ultimately… Continue reading Iranians save American lives: Americans kill, deport and jail Iranians!

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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

Backpacking · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · Travel

Tehran’s Artsy Metro Station: The largest Metro in the Middle East

Iran’s Tehran Metro station packed with contemporary art, sculptures, and an array of other niceties came as a great surprise to us, my family and I, we almost did not want to leave. We stood in amazement at every turn, and rather it felt like we were walking into a Museum of fine arts and… Continue reading Tehran’s Artsy Metro Station: The largest Metro in the Middle East