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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 it's commonly known for it's 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, ranking it 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 [...]

2 08, 2019

Cooking Class in Iran + Ghormeh Sabzi Recipe

By | August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Iran|Tags: , |

One of the top reasons I have been wanting to visit Iran is to taste it's rich, savory cuisine first hand. I am fortunate to live within 15 minutes from Westwood in Southern California. Also known as "Tehrangeles" where the largest Iranian population outside of Iran has resided and thrived for the past 40 years. [...]

17 03, 2012

Nowruz Celebration Film with Sedighi Family

By | March 17th, 2012|Categories: Iran|Tags: , |

Spread of our Iranian New Year (Nowruz) Food at the Sedighi's in Aliso Viejo, California Happy Nowruz my friends! In other words, "Happy Iranian (or Persian) New Year!" I made a "Nowruz Celebration Film" in my Documentary Filmmaking class at UCLA that I wanted to share. "Nowruz" is the Farsi term which means [...]