Category Archives for Iran

Mongolia Rally Diary – Isfahan

After some lovely days in Teheran we continued south in Iran to Isfahan, a town known to be the most beautiful in Iran. It is known for its great architecture of buildings and bridges, and it used to be the capital of the Persian Empire.

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Vegetarian phrases Farsi

Farsi or Persian is the official language in Iran. Historically this has been an important language through the Persian Empire, and is written by the Persian alphabet, which is an adapted version of the Arabic alphabet. You will find many restaurants with menus in both Farsi and English, but you will probably stumble upon some with […]

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Mongolia Rally Diary – Iran

Iran was one of the highlights on the list of the 18 countries I was passing through last summer. My family and friends were skeptical to our decision to pass through a country which is often described as discriminatory and dangerous in the media – especially for women. Let me tell you, Iran from the […]

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Travel Photo – Tea in Iran

Tea found its way to Persia via the Silk Road from India, and whatever you are up to in Iran – tea is often involved. Today Iran produce much of the tea they consume themselves, since the whole part of the northern Iran at the shores of the Caspian Sea is suitable for cultivating tea. […]

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My 2012 travels

2012 has been an exciting year for me; I have visited as much as 20 countries and am so many experiences richer. I will sum up my travel year by showing you my best travel shots from this year, and a short story for each. I hope you will enjoy – and get inspired!

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Travel Photo – Persian hand painting in Isfahan

This photo is taken in the bazaar of Isfahan (Iran), which is one of the oldest and largest bazaars in the Middle East – dating back to the 17th century. It is situated on the northern side of the Nash-e-Jehan square,  the second biggest square in the entire world. As I was walking in the […]

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