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Illegal reportage from Shah Cheragh mosque

Illegal reportage from Shah Cheragh mosque

If you visit Shiraz one of the places you will be recommended to visit is famous and holy mosque of Shah Cheragh. It is famous for its beauty as well...
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Nasir al-Mulk - the most amazing mosque of Shiraz

Nasir al-Mulk – the most amazing mosque of Shiraz

Shiraz is one of the places we liked most in Iran. We happen to stay in Golshan hotel which is located very central and in walking distance to...
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Funny English signs in Iran

Funny English signs in Iran

Many countries contribute to the diversity of English language. You can come across funny signs or inscriptions in probably every non-English...
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TPR Travel Tip: Boiled sheep head for breakfast?

TPR Travel Tip: Boiled sheep head for breakfast?

Have you ever tried a boiled sheep head? No? Does not sound appealing? How about eating a sheep head for breakfast? You would not? Well, tasting food...
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Tehran, the hectic capital of Iran

Tehran, the hectic capital of Iran

Tehran, 4th of October 2012 We arrived to Tehran on a Thursday afternoon. It was hot, dusty and crowded. And we were only at the bus station. The...
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Castle in Rayen, the successor of Arg-é Bam (castle)

Castle in Rayen, the successor of Arg-é Bam (castle)

I wanted to visit Arg-é Bam like crazy but had to see Rayen castle instead. When i saw a picture of Arg-e Bam I knew I would go there no matter...
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Where & how to exchange money in Iran

Where & how to exchange money in Iran

I already mentioned in my previous post that Iranian Rial has several exchange rates and that official is almost half of the so called grey market...
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Den of Espionage or what happened to the Embassy of the United States in Tehran

Den of Espionage or what happened to the Embassy...

This is not a palace or National Museum, but if you are in Tehran, you might want to see the infamous US Embassy which ceased its operation in 1979...
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TPR Photo Quiz – 15 October

TPR Photo Quiz – 15 October

Please tell us what this construction is and you will get a nice postcard from Shiraz, Iran.   Travel Photo Report Quiz is a series of posts...
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“Every dark cloud has a silver lining” Iran week...

 ...so they say.            I have to admit, that the first 4-5 days in Iran weren’t the best and wasn’t really what we were...
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Gypsy girl in the Zeugma Mosaic museum, Gaziantep

Gypsy girl in the Zeugma Mosaic museum, Gaziantep

Besides amazing historical bazaars and inns Gaziantep Zeugma mosaic museum is said to be the biggest in the world, containing 1700m2 of mosaics....
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Sighnaghi  - the golden grape of Kacheti, wine region of Georgia

Sighnaghi – the golden grape of Kacheti, wine...

Wine is constant proof that God loves us & loves to see us happy. Benjamin Franklin There was no question where we should go to drink wine...
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Iran: Women only

Iran: Women only

There are many myths & lies about Iran you can come across in the Western media. One of them is the harsh suppression of women. Segregation of...
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Iranian currency, hyperinflation & how to exchange Iranian Rials

Iranian currency, hyperinflation & how to exchange Iranian Rials

Currency exchange is an actual question in Iran as you cannot withdraw money from your Visa or Amex. Although ATMs exists in Iran, they serve only...
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Is East of Turkey safe to Travel?

Is East of Turkey safe to Travel?

– Is it safe to travel through the Eastern Turkey? While travelling in Turkey you very often will see reports about terrorists attacks in the...
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Anti-American/Anti-Israel protests in Rasht, Iran

Anti-American/Anti-Israel protests in Rasht, Iran

 Down with Israel! Down with USA! Today after breakfast we heard noise coming from the main street. Our hotel is very close to the main square on...
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Tabriz to hot spring village of Sarein

Tabriz to hot spring village of Sarein

Second day in Tabriz we spent in search for accommodation  It was not easy…Some places were dirt cheap and filthy looking, the other ones...
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Filtered Internet in Iran, no access to Facebook

As you may know the Internet access in Iran is very limited and filtered. Locals say that over 80% of web-site are inaccessible. They include Yotube,...
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Welcome to Iran

Welcome to Iran

Welcome to the Cradle of Civilizations! After a pretty dramatic (simply because a guy who gave us a lift to the border asked about cocaine in Ukraine...
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Van castle - one of the oldest structures of the world

Van castle – one of the oldest structures of...

Not often one gets to see structures which were built more than 2000 years ago. When we arrived to Van people told us we should see the Van castle...
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