Dear Reader, One of the best benefits of traveling in company is that casually your travel buddies are excellent photographers. My friend Lichix took this photo of me in Esfahan while visiting the stunning Masjed-e Jameh Mosque, the biggest mosque in Iran and the pioneer of Islamic architecture. With this […]
that Pijama is a Persian word? Dear Reader, Discovering origins can really surprise us, just like when the Romans invented the bikini or else they took and made it famous (we Italians are known for taking existing inventions and improve them, like coffee, pizza and pasta, no argument on […]
Dear Reader, if you enjoy my adventures and follow my blog, it is probably because you and I share the same travel style. We don’t behave like common “tourists” but rather like “travellers” who walk a lot and enjoy a place like locals do. For this post I’m […]
Assassin is a Persian word?
Dear Reader, These were some school girls shopping at the Bazaar of Esfahan (or Isfahan), one of the oldest and largest bazaars in the Middle-East. P.S.: I bought the most beautiful rings, bracelets and necklaces!
… Paradise is a Persian word? Dear Reader, Paradise is Persian. An old Persian word that comes from an Old Iranian *pardis- “walled enclosure”. By around the sixth century though, Persians started to associate the idea of Paradise with cooling and refreshing gardens due to the obvious high summer […]
Dear Reader, this is one of the many beautiful representation of old Persia you see in Iran. This one was hanging on a wall of a lovely restaurant in Yazd.
Dear Reader, one of the things that I found amusing in Iran is that almost all the signs of shops, hotels, bars, restaurants, are super lit up with neon-lit signs. Traditional towns such as Yazd become incredibly cheerful at night time…
Dear Reader, This picture portrays what I found to be the most beautiful mosque dome I have ever seen: the peacock dome of the Masjed-e Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, in Esfahan, Iran. So beautiful and wonderfully coloured, I think is one of the domes I spent more time staring […]
Dear Reader, I traveled to Iran because I wanted to see if the conflictive view most people get from the outside is accurate or real. As it pleasantly turned out, in many ways it is not. Iran is a conflicted place, a misunderstood destination, a cradle of culture, a […]