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Omar Khayyam, When the Laughing Spring is Blowing

“… and then I sought a green plant or something there to bring home as a souvenir. There were some plants growing among the bricks but they were so poor and inappropriate. So I looked around the tomb surrounding inside the garden; fortunately, I discovered a row of red flowers. There were no flower in […]

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Is It Safe to Travel to Iran in 2020?

Iran started the year with several rocky events. There were protests about rising fuel prices, a US drone strike on a major Iranian General, and the crash of a Ukranian passenger flight. Understandably, travelers are concerned about their safety and are asking whether they should still travel to Iran. Considering the state of the Iranian [...]
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Hafez – Biography, Poems, and Thoughts

One of the books you can find in every Iranian house is the poem book of “Divan-e Hafez”. The great Iranian poet who can touch your soul and get into your heart only by reading a couple of verses. You can see all kinds of figures of speech in his elegant poems. His poetic talk [...]
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Travel with Nomads in Iran

The glamour of nomadic women’s colorful dresses, men in the entrance of black tents with their manliest mustaches of all time, colored-eyed children with rosy cheeks laughing while you are trying to capture all these beauties in a picture, can be a good visual entry to the story of Persian nomads’ life, but there is [...]
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Rumi, the Teacher of Love

Who is Rumi? Early Life The story begins from Balkh in present Afghanistan. A middle-aged midwife was bringing jalāl ad dīn muhammad balkhi to this world but she didn’t know what an exceptional gift she was giving to humanity. As a child, Rumi or as Persians call him Mawlānā or Mawlawī was taught by his [...]
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