“’Twas morning, and the Lord of day Had shed his light o’er Shiraz’ towers, Where bulbuls trill their love-lorn lay To serenade the maiden flowers.Read More
The famous 16th century saying about this city, “Isfahan, nesf-e-jahan”, literally, Isfahan is half of the world, is no exaggeration.
Isfahan holds some of the most mesmerising historical monuments that makes it the most important city to visit in Iran. Marvel at her mosques, palaces, gardens and bazaars that will transport you to the glory of the Safavid dynasty and beyond. Wander through the Unesco-listed Nagsh-e-Jahan Square, which hosts all the major historical monuments.Read More
When preparing for our trip to Iran, I made an effort not to read too many in-depth blogs or watch too many documentaries about the country. I wanted to experience that feeling of unfamiliarity, excitement, surprise of a first sight and a first impression.Read More
When Abdul Hadi and I first told people we were going to spend eighteen days travelling through Iran, we were met with curiosity, amazement and warnings. Some people were surprised at our enthusiasm and dedication to planning such a trip, as it doesn’t register as one of the top holidaying destinations for people.Read More
Being on route to Iran, we had the joy of ‘transiting’ in Istanbul for six days. Both my husband and I had visited Istanbul previously, but we used this as an opportunity to re-visit some of our favourite landmarks in the city and also to explore new places.Read More