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20 03, 2020

One Day in Yazd: Top Things to Do

By | March 20th, 2020|Categories: Iran|Tags: , |

Yazd, along with Rasht and Shiraz, are in my top 3 favorite cities in Iran. As the capital of Yazd province in Central Iran, it is a historic city built in the desert. Yazd is considered a more conservative town with a rich history dating back 3000+ years. The culture is known to be laid back [...]

23 01, 2020

3 Best Restaurants in Tehran + Things to Do

By | January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Iran|Tags: |

Tehran is a lively metropolis with many historic streets which intertwines throughout this busy, massive capital. It's no secret that the rich culture and history of Iran has lead to producing a rich, hearty, flavorful cuisine, both ideal for the savory and sweet palettes, that people from all over the world enjoys. Tehran is no [...]

22 10, 2019

The 24 Iran UNESCO World Heritage Sites & Gardens

By | October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Iran|Tags: , |

Iran Travel Guide: Discovering the 24 Iran UNESCO World Heritage Sites Iran is home to the rich history of the Ancient Persian civilization, famous rulers, poets, and the wonderful architecture and gardens throughout this large beautiful country. The country currently has twenty-two cultural sites and two natural sites recognized as the Iran UNESCO World Heritage [...]

14 10, 2019

Books about Lebanon: Travel, Food & Politics

By | October 14th, 2019|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: , , |

Lebanon has risen to the top of my favorite countries in the world. Its complicated history, hospitable people, their openness to creativity and the arts, their progressiveness mixed with traditional values, the fluidity between European, Asian and Arabic culture, among many other reasons is why I continually dream of going back for longer periods of [...]

5 09, 2019

Tawlet: The Kitchen has No Religion

By | September 5th, 2019|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: , , , |

Lebanon has so many diverse elements which make this country so special. Some elements, just to name a few, come in the form of food, with the emphasis on sustainability, entrepreneurship, art and giving back. And no organization and business in Lebanon embody these forms collectively as much as the initiative behind Souk El Tayeb [...]

29 08, 2019

How Safe is it to Travel Abroad?

By | August 29th, 2019|Categories: Middle East|

Many travelers can agree that there is a huge gap in misinformation when it comes to safety abroad. Media profits are driven by ratings. Studies have shown that most viewers will be glued longer if they display negative news or fear, especially for American news. The country that thrives #1 on capitalism will prioritize capital [...]

28 08, 2019

Exploring Jeita Grotto, Harissa to Byblos in a Day

By | August 28th, 2019|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: |

Lebanon is home to many natural wonders, religious monuments, and the world’s most beautiful historical sites. Escape the busy streets of Beirut and take a day trip to three of Lebanon's proudest sites: Jeita Grotto, Harissa, and Byblos. This popular three-way route is popular for many travelers which can easily be done (at leisure) within a [...]

12 08, 2019

Iran Culture Facts: Ethnicity, Religion and People

By | August 12th, 2019|Categories: Iran|Tags: , , |

Iran has been officially known as "The Islamic Republic of Iran" since 1979. Even though today (internationally) it's commonly known for its strict Islamic laws, those that know even a tad bit of Iran, know of it's richer, more vibrant history. Iran has an estimated population of 83 million people. Ranked 18th largest in the [...]

10 08, 2019

American Tourist in Iran: Travel Tips

By | August 10th, 2019|Categories: Iran|Tags: |

"Can Americans even travel to Iran?" is the second most commonly asked question after whether Iran is safe to travel to at all. The answer is yes, it is safe. And yes, Americans can legally travel to Iran though it takes a longer Visa process than most. It will also cost more because you'll have to [...]

6 08, 2019

Greatest Persian Poets of All Time

By | August 6th, 2019|Categories: Iran|Tags: |

Persian literature is a significant element of the Persian culture. Its influence on the Islamic culture of the Middle East is vast. These writers and poets are highly regarded not only in Western Asia but also around the world. Rumi has definitely brought the popularity of Persian poetry into the world. But there are many [...]