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You would think that having visited now a few bazars in Iran, I would be familiar with the architecture. And there are architectural details that are similar in bazars in Iran. The use of domes in the ceilings, the presence of mosques, baths, old caravanserais and madrasas. Also the intricate tile work, the narrow alleyways, […]
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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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This was definitely not my first sand storm and I suspect it won’t be the last. When we woke up and heard the gusty winds, I knew it was going to be challenging. So what to do in Isfahan when there is a sand storm? I could only think about something I have always loved, […]
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The sun had already bid its farewell when we finally made our way to one of the most beautiful bridges of Isfahan: the Si-o-seh Pol bridge, also know as the bridge of the 33 arches, as its name in Farsi indicates. At a walking distance from our hotel, we had to make our way through the […]
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The sky was clear when the announcement came we were approaching Tehran. Looking outside at the mountains and desert landscape, I wondered how it would be. I felt a mix of excitement and apprehension. For the first time I had to wear a veil. I kept adjusting it as the plane prepared for landing. Would […]
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I had been yearning for it since winter showed its first signs. I thought it would be like last year, a done deal. I had already dreamt of the inspiring walks in different winter landscapes in Vienna. I was ready for that special brightness that would reflect and emphasize the beautiful Viennese Architecture. That pure […]
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Little did I know when I entered the Vienna Opera House for a long due tour, that I would find both a sad tale of failed dreams and death but also the symbolized rebirth of a nation. It all started with the vision of two Viennese architects August Sicard von Sicardsburg and Eduard van der […]
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Basta! Basta! Enough! Enough! She said. I looked and I saw an elegant old lady holding a wooden cane in her right hand. You could see she was upset, her husband tried to reason with her but she wouldn’t hear it! Then her phone rang, she answered with an irritated voice, pronto? Hello? Ah Antonella! […]
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