Though absorbed into the ever-expanding metropolis that is the Iranian capital of Tehran, the city of Rey has ancient roots that go back at least 6000 years.
Nestled in the Alborz mountains and visible from the Iranian capital of Tehran (that is on a clear day) is the majestic Mt. Damavand. At just over 5,670 meters in height, Mt. Damavand is the tallest mountain in the Middle East. Of course, it’s more [Read more…]
This site is called “Fun with Cy” for a reason. Behesht-e Zahra however isn’t exactly a place that most people would call fun. However, it is an important place to visit to understand the gravity of the effects that war can have on both a [Read more…]
If there is one province that helps to define Persian identity, it Fars in southwest Iran. The significance of this area for Persians and the nation of Iran cannot adequately be described in a short blog post. This province has been the center of the [Read more…]
The World Economic Forum recently published its 2015 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report, ranking 141 countries for the cheapest to the most expensive for travelers.
Iran, the country many know as Persia, is often mentioned in the news, most of the time in not the most flattering of ways. Many people and politicians alike think of Iran as a menace to peace and stability in world, let alone the Middle [Read more…]
The city of Shiraz in Iran is one known for many things. Some of Iran’s most celebrated poets, including Saadi and Hafez, are from this city. In addition, Shiraz is in the center of the Persian homeland and also close to the ancient capitals of [Read more…]