Iran

Review – The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen

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If you’re like me, food is a big part of your travels. You see something new and even if you have no idea what it is, you’ll order it just to find out. But what happens when you fall in love with the food and can’t find it at home? Make it yourself.

Tehran is the Iranian capital of style

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I’ve never been the most stylish person in the world, but next to many women in Tehran, I felt positively daggy.

Iranian hipsters mean good coffee

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Don’t think for a moment that because Iran is largely closed off to the world by sanctions that the people aren’t connected with what’s going on. This isn’t North Korea.

How to guide for travel in Iran

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Before I left for Iran I struggled to find all the information I wanted in one place, or at all. So here is my “how to travel in Iran” guide.

Doors and windows – a photo gallery

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I have a bit of a “thing” for doors and windows – here’s a selection of the many I have photographed around the world.

Iran 41 years later

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A visit to Iran, specifically Persepolis and Esfahan 41 years after my Mum. I took some of her photos for comparison… not a lot had changed.

Go to Iran

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 Don’t believe the sensational hype that says travel in Iran is dangerous – it’s not. 

Iran travel: Shiraz to Yazd

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The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley. In Plain English: Life doesn’t always go to plan – exactly what happened on the way to Shiraz.

Iran travel: Tehran to Tabriz

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The colour and tastes of Iran illustrate a country full of friendly hospitality that will put many of us to shame.