*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!
A New Ashuradeh is Underway in the Islamic Republic of Iran Ashūradeh Island is the only island off the Iranian coast in the Caspian Sea. Located in Gorgan Bay, Ashuradeh’s surface comprises of 2,000 acres. The western end is known as Miankaleh, after the peninsula of Behshahr country in Māzandarān, a Province of Iran. The… Continue reading A New Ashuradeh is Underway in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Kangar or Spear Thistle field in Iran Some days when my husband and I get out – for our little nature walks and hikes – his knowledge on wild vegetation and how to make use of them simply amazes me. Perhaps his hard life has paid off since he has immense knowledge and skills… Continue reading Lessons of the Wild: Kangar an Amazing, Wild, Super Food of Iran
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
Journey to The Great Wall of Gorgan or the “Red Snake” by the IranianHiker It is known that THE greatest fortress in the world or the largest wall of defense is the Great Wall of China, but did you know there is another great wall that’s possibly just as extensive as the Great Wall… Continue reading My Journey to The Great Wall of Gorgan or the “Red Snake”