În pelerinaj la Arsenie Boca

La Mănăstirea BrâncoveanuDupă cum reiese din titlu, am fost în Pelerinaj la Arsenie Boca cu Patriarhia Română. Acum, știu, e firesc, să se ridice câteva întrebări. Cum și de ce? Simplu, am simțit că e ceva ce mă ajută spiritual și mental, că am nevoie de liniște, că vreau să înțeleg unele lucruri și să … Continue Reading

The Iranian Crown Jewels, a Collection that Impressed the Monarchs of the World

The crown above was made by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1967 for Farah Pahlavi, it is made of platinum, gold and around 1500 diamonds, 36 emeralds, 105 pearls, 34 rubies.   The Treasury of the National Jewels is located in The Central Bank of Iran and is only opened to public for around two hours … Continue Reading

Afternoon at the Fin Gardens, the Historical Persian Gardens of Kashan

Do you like scarves? The Fin Gardens (Bagh-e Fin in Farsi) in Kashan are historical Persian gardens, witnessing the rise and fall of empires, assassinations and celebrations. Built by the Safavid Shah Abbas I and developed by Shah Abbas II, the gardens are a great place to spend time walking through the numerous cypress trees … Continue Reading

The Towers of Tehran

Tehran is a wonderful city nesting under the heights of Elborz Mountains which are visible from many parts of the city that is one of the biggest in the whole region. When the weather is good and the skies are clear, between the buildings of Tehran, on top of wide boulevards rise huge cliffs clothed … Continue Reading

Dinner in the Heights of Daraband – The Door of the Mountain

Meaning The Door of the Mountain in Farsi, Daraband is an area in the North of Tehran, in Shemiran, at the base of the Tochal Mountain. The place is actually a trail, a hike up, filled with restaurants, cafes, shisha places, small shops selling dried fruits and sweets. There were two things that impressed me … Continue Reading

In the Bustling Great Bazaar of Tehran and Lunch at the Famous Moslem’s Restaurant

The Reza Great Bazaar in Tehran The Tehran Bazaar is located in District 12 of Tehran at a less than 10 minute walk from The Golestan Place. Like any other bazaar, be it Istanbul, Muscat or Shiraz, this one makes it so simple to get lost through the hundreds of small alleys cramming towards and … Continue Reading

Traditional Night at Baghe Saba Tea House in Tehran

The first thing I do when I find out I will visit a new place is research. A little bit of everything. Museums, landmarks, top restaurants, posh café, something specific, shows, anything goes. So, I had a list of 5 upscale restaurants in Tehran including Divan (up North), Nayeb (established in 1964, also up North), … Continue Reading