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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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Autumn has been slowly setting in Tehran. The summer dry heat that greeted me at my arrival, has given place to fresher days. Colours have changed too. The vibrant green of the trees has been replaced by yellow and golden shades. Warmer tones that better reflect the sunlight. The mountains seem undecided. There are days […]
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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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Having lived and travelled extensively in the Middle East but not so much the Maghreb, I was curious about what we would find at The Expo Milano 2015. I was particularly looking forward to follow the scents and spices which always remind me of my travels and wonderful markets I was lucky enough to visit […]
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Downsizing is never easy, particularly when you just left a big house where you could fit your extensive library and everything else you own. As I look outside my new kitchen window to the building in front, holding my morning coffee cup, I can’t help feeling nostalgic about my garden in Mexico. It was not […]
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