Iran - Shomal Trip

My Trip: Shomal - Iran 09.Feb to 19.Feb 2019Places that we visited in and around Shomal and Iran during our 12 days of stay: 1. Kahnouj, Kerman 2. Minab,BandarAbbas 3. Lar 4. Mazandaran, Shomal 5. Khorramabad, Shomal 6. Shahsawar, Shomal 7. Rabor, Kerman 8. Yazd 9. Tehran

  • Discovering the World

    “WHEREVER WE HAD BEEN in Russia, in Moscow, in the Ukraine, in Stalingrad, the magical name of Georgia came up constantly. People who had never been there, and who possibly never could go there, spoke of Georgia with a kind of longing and a great admiration. They spoke of Georgians as supermen, as great drinkers, great dancers, great musicians, great workers and lovers. And they spoke of the country in the Caucasus and around the Black Sea as a kind of second heaven. Indeed, we began to believe that most Russians hope that if they live very good and virtuous lives, they will go not to heaven, but to Georgia, when they die. It is a country favored in climate, very rich in soil, and it has its own little ocean. Great service to the state is rewarded by a trip to Georgia. It is a place of recuperation for people who have been long ill. And even during the war it was a favored place, for the Germans never got there, neither with planes nor with troops. It is one of the places that was not hurt at all.”

    ― John Steinbeck, A Russian Journal

  • My Trip: Tbilisi - Georgia Sep.2017

    My trip to Georgia; a land that butterflies still exist.
    I reached around 4pm on Tuesday evening. It was a sunny day but still the weather was good. It took me 20minutes from airport to the hotel. On the way I felt a kind of visiting my own north side country; same trees, greenery, same street and cars. The receptionist was a young boy maybe around 18, polite and approachable. He took my passport for registration and verification and the next thing I was in my room. I kept my luggages and locked the room and went back to the receptionist and asked about the nearest supermarket and he answered “5 minutes walk backside Street”. As he said it was really 5 minutes walk. I bought some fruits, milk and bread and came back. Soon became dark and it was time to rest.
    Breakfast was served between 9am to 11am. Two Iranian ladies were working there and to be honest they were professional and very friendly. After breakfast I asked the receptionist his name and for some directions. Giorgy laughed when he heard me saying “no it’s fine I will walk”. The place that I wanted to visit was far by walking maybe an hour and half or a bit more so he insisted to offer a taxi but I insisted to walk. It was a fine day and the weather was I could say 29ºc. With a help from Mr. Google Map I finally reached to my destination nearly noon time. it was heavenly beautiful; Old Tbilisi: a place of all culture and history.

  • Name of Places in Tbilisi

    In a brief I will be naming places that I visited in and around Tbilisi during my 12 days of stay:

    1. Narikala Hill, fortress in Tbilisi

    a. Statute of King Vakhtang Gorgasali

    b. St Nicholas church

    c. Jumah Mosque

    d. Cable car

    e. Kura river

    f. Presidential palace

    2. Kartlis Deda

    a. Extension of Cable car

    b. Mother of a Kartli or Mother of a Georgian

    c. Botanical garden

    d. Sulphuric Spring bath

    3. Freedom square

    a. Freedom Monument

    4. Holy Trinity Cathedral

    5. Georgian National Museum

    6. Rustaveli Avenue

    7. Vake Park

    8. Zoological park

    9. Jvari

    10. Mtskheta

    11. Aragvi River

  • Arg-e Bam - April 2016

    The Arg-e Bam was the largest adobe building in the world, located in Bam, a city in the Kermān Province of southeastern Iran. It is listed by UNESCO as part of the World Heritage Site "Bam and its Cultural Landscape". The origin of this enormous citadelon the Silk Road can be traced back to the Achaemenid period (6th to 4th centuries BC) and even beyond. The heyday of the citadel was from the 7th to 11th centuries, being at the crossroads of important trade routes and known for the production of silk and cotton garments.The entire building was a large fortress in whose heart the citadel itself was located, but because of the impressive look of the citadel, which forms the highest point, the entire fortress is named the Bam Citadel. On December 26, 2003, the Citadel was almost completely destroyed by an earthquake, along with much of the rest of Bam and its environs.

  • Baghe Shazdeh - April 2016

    Sahzdeh Garden (Baghe Shazdeh) is a historical Persian garden located near (6 km away from) Mahan in Kerman province, Iran.

  • Meymand - April 2016

    The one and only Beautiful Ancient MEYMAND

    Meymand is a very ancient village which is located near Shahr-e Babak city in Kerman Province, Iran. Meymand is believed to be a primary human residence in the Iranian Plateau, dating back to 12,000 years ago. Many of the residents live in the 350 hand-dug houses amid the rocks, some of which have been inhabited for as long as 3,000 years. Stone engravings nearly 10,000 years old are found around the village, and deposits of pottery nearly 6,000 years old attest to the long history of settlement at the village site. Regarding the origin of these structures two theories have been suggested: According to the first theory, this village was built by a group of the Aryan tribe about 800 to 700 years B.C. and at the same time with the Median era. It is possible that the cliff structures of Meymand were built for religious purposes. Worshippers of Mithras believe that the sun is invincible and this guided them to consider mountains as sacred. Hence the stone cutters and architects of Meymand have set their beliefs out in the construction of their dwellings. Based on the second theory the village dates back to the second or third century A.D. During the Arsacid era different tribes of southern Kerman migrated in different directions. These tribes found suitable places for living and settled in those areas by building their shelters which developed in time into the existing homes. The existence of a place known as the fortress of Meymand, near the village, in which more than 150 ossuaries (bone-receptacle) of the Sassanid period were found, strengthens this theory...