Category: Things I Love

The Witchy Sonora Market

Dear Reader, Are you superstitious? Do you think you are followed by bad luck? Do you suspect your neighbour is trying to poison you? Harbouring revenge over your cheating wife or husband? Then this is the right place for you then: travel with me to one of the creepiest sides of […]

Did you know…

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 […]

Did you know…

… 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 […]

Bright Lights

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…

Persian Peacock Domes

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 […]