Shiraz – Where the Lovers Go

30th of Khordad – 2nd of Tir 1390/June 20th-23rd, 2011 As the title of this post suggest, Shiraz is indeed where the lovers go. This charming city is home to two of the greatest Persians of all time Khwāja Shamsu d-Dīn Muhammad Hāfez-e Shīrāzī, more commonly known as Hafez and Abū-Muḥammad Muṣliḥ al-Dīn bin Abdallāh […]

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Neyshabur and Tus

“Today Neyshabur is a small provincial town containing only a few historical monuments, but it was once one of the most glorious centres of all Persia” (Iran – Persia: Ancient and Modern, 208). Almost two hours outside of Mashhad is the city of Neyshabur. The city itself is less than memorable, small and not very […]

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Laleh Goes to Mashhad

19th-24th of Khordad 1390/June 9th-14th, 2011 The Caliph Ma’mun invited the Eigth Shia Imam Reza to his capital in Merv (Near the present-day Mary, in the Republic of Turkmenistan) with the intention to make Imam Reza his heir. After much consideration, he accepted the invitation from the Caliph and began his journey. As he rested […]

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Show must go on

Jomeh, the 3rd of Tir 1390/Friday, June 24th, 2011 To all who have been looking for my blog, but haven’t seen new posts, I apologize profusely. This is for two reasons: 1) I’m an inherently lazy person. 2) I haven’t had internet for the past two weeks. Alas, I am now back online and all […]

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