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January has greeted me with a fast pace. We came back from our Christmas and New Year vacation in Austria and I feel I have boarded an express train which has allowed me very few stops so far. It is more than time for my year in review. Time to slow down the pace, get […]
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Where did the light go? I feel I’m always chasing the fading light and it is becoming harder to find it. But first I have been wondering how to explain my long silence. My vacation was a bit later this year but this only explains part of the story. Life has weighed heavily too. Sometimes you are […]
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I wonder what happened to the “easy way”. When did Nordic Walking in the Alps become more like a mountaineer adventure? We were in Russbach, a small friendly village in the alpine region of Salzburg. We had decided to rent an apartment in the center of the village, hoping to profit from the numerous Nordic […]
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It’s vacation time and we are are in Austria for our summer home leave. Our hope for cooler weather seems to have been just that, wishful thinking. So we decided to get closer to the Danube, hoping for a river breeze at least. We were on our way to Dürnstein, an hour away from Vienna. […]
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Sometimes it is nice to get away from the hectic traffic of Tehran and look for a change of scenery. And escaping the Tehran heat is always welcoming at this time of year. Temperatures have been quite high and we live mostly with air conditioning. So I thought this would be the perfect occasion to […]
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I had been wanting to visit the Tabiat bridge for some time now. I had heard so much about it. After all, it is the longest pedestrian bridge in Iran with a length of 270 meters. But what appealed to me even more was the concept and the brilliant Iranian architect who designed it and […]
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In the beginning of July I attended a wonderful concert in Tehran by the Austro-Iranian Symphony orchestra. It was a tribute concert in honor of the Iranian artist and sculptor Parvis Tanavoli, inspired by his “Lions of Iran” exhibition at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. There were three pieces composed by three Iranian composers, […]
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Here we were in search of the biblical Esther and Mordecai. The instructions to get there were a bit confusing. Even the GPS seemed lost. We got out of the car in a very busy street. We looked around but saw nothing. Could we be wrong, we wondered. The streets were crowded, lots of people […]
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No trip to Shiraz would be complete without honoring the Iranian poets Saadi and Hafez. Their tombs continue being a place of pilgrimage for many Iranians, something wonderful and unique to witness. There is no other country where poets are so revered. Poetry is part of the essence of being Iranian, something you are born […]
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