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

Venetian Fantasy (I)

Read here the second part of the story: Venice Fantasy – Just Art and Feeling The two days I spent in Venice were all about fantasy, my own fantasy. I walked around with a mask although the Carnival is over, I went by myself to fancy restaurants, drank Aperol Spritz (Spritzer, the orange one) to-go, … Continue Reading