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Persepolis, the ruins of an ancient civilisation

  Have you ever had that feeling of disbelief after discovering something magnificent that was hiding in plain sight? Well that happened to me recently. Whenever I think of ancient archeological sites, my mind automatically jumps to Macchu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Babylon, the Pyramids of Giza, Palmyra, Angkor Wat, Greek temples, or Roman ruins. I…… Continue reading Persepolis, the ruins of an ancient civilisation

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The heart of Persian culture : Shiraz

  The city of poetry, wine, literature, flowers and nightingales has been an unwavering hub for Persian culture for over 2000 years. Since the height of its popularity in the 13th century, romantic poets and educated Persians have been making their way to the city of gardens in the hope of finding inspiration. In fact,…… Continue reading The heart of Persian culture : Shiraz

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Onto Yazd from Tehran

My next stop after Tehran was Yazd in the desert on a 7h train ride. Choo choo, City of Windcatchers we’re coming for you!   I’ve always had a fascination with trains, there’s something old fashioned and traditional to them that I can’t help but be excited about. I hopped onto the train for about…… Continue reading Onto Yazd from Tehran

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First Stop in Iran : Tehran (City Guide)

Do you know anything about modern Tehran? Because I sure didn’t. Aside from brief mentions in political articles I’ve read on the NY Times, or books such as Prisoner of Tehran, I had no clue what awaited me in Iran’s largest city. Flying in Transport in the city Where to stay What to do Where…… Continue reading First Stop in Iran : Tehran (City Guide)

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Why you should travel to Iran now

Almost everyone’s reaction upon finding out I intended to travel to Iran was negative : “You’re insane”, “Why in the world would you go there”, “You’re going to be kidnapped”. I have to admit I felt pretty scared knowing how my friends and family felt, and based on everything I read in the news daily.…… Continue reading Why you should travel to Iran now