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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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It was time to bid farewell to Persepolis and head to Naqsh-e Rustam. At Persepolis we had had a glimpse of how life was conducted under the great Achaemenid Empire (500 – 330 BCE). Now it was time to visit the majestic tombs and last resting place of its kings. All day, there had been […]
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There it was, we had finally arrived! History books have made me dream of ancient places, imagine how buildings and life must have been. And Persia and its history was always special to me. But one thing is to imagine and another thing is to actually stand in places that until now had only been […]
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And here we were on the road again on a different quest, to visit the Zoroastrian sacred places in Yazd. We left early morning direction Chak Chak to visit the Zoroastrian temple of Pir-e Sabz. It is considered the most sacred Zoroastrian Fire Temple. The scenery was stunning with mountain ranges and little vegetation. The […]
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As promised I’m taking you on a new journey, exploring Yazd as it should be done, walking slowly, taking time to admire its beauty. Under a glaring sun and getting warmer as the day progressed, we were on our way to the Jameh mosque or Friday mosque. In a city like Yazd, it is difficult […]
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I realize that it has been a while but sometimes life shows you that you have to slow down, take your time, renew your path. I never stopped traveling though, so I will take you along now and show you the Iran I’ve been discovering since February of this year. And what better way to […]
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When I went to Austria this past Christmas and New Year I had been secretly hoping for snow. A contradiction as I’m known for not being a winter person. I really don’t like the cold and darkness that winter brings and at different points in my life snow was more a liability than a pleasure. […]
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So I’m back on the old continent. It’s Christmas day and I was preparing to go Nordic walking at the Augarten park, something I deeply missed since I left Austria. When I was about to leave my husband told me to be careful. That remark upset me in the context of recent attacks in Europe. […]
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