Perdue entre un passé hérité de trois empires successifs, un avenir incertain et un présent sans liberté, l’Iran d’aujourd’hui est un mélange de modernité, d’histoire, de culture et de fanatisme religieux. La jeunesse irannienne, de Tabriz à Téhéran, d’Esfahan à … Continue reading
A slide show from our 3 last cities in Iran…enjoy.
After getting our visa from the Turkmenistan Embassy this morning, we escaped the smog and heat of Teheran to explore the surrounding Darband mountains (peaking at about 4000m). Fresh air, stretching legs, (even a bit of adrenalin!) just what we … Continue reading
Known for its silks, Yazd lean in the middle of the desert. It’s a conservative town, but also home of Iran’s largest population of Zoroastrians.
The Asiatic or Iranian Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus ssp.venaticus) once thrived from the Arabian Peninsula to India. Nowadays, this subspecies, defined as Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List, is considered to survive only in Iran, mostly in east-central provinces of … Continue reading
We just left our wonderful hosts and now new friends in Shiraz. Thanks Leila and Hadi, we really had a fantastic time in your company ! In a desert-like atmosphere we arrived in Yazd. Home of Iran’s largest population of … Continue reading
Après la porte d’entrée de l’Iran (Tabriz), les rizières du bord de la mer Caspienne la capital poussiéreuse, mais branchée, Téhéran, nous faisons une halte vers le “joyau” perse, Esfahan, capitale Seljukide (descendant de l’empire Perse) 1000 ans après la naissance du … Continue reading
Persepolis could be described as a … showroom. A showroom of ancient magnificence of the first Persian empire and his vastness. That empire, which once ran from the Danube river to the Indus, ruled other nations by showing respect for … Continue reading
Extension of our visa has been accepted. Valerie complied to the rules and got a nice “souvenir” for her photo album.
A little slideshow of our first steps in Iran. From Tabriz, the second biggest city in Iran, to Massouleh, a small village hung up in the mountains North of Teheran, passing through Ardabil, a city left out of most tourists … Continue reading
At first sight, the city of Ardabil does not appear like a ‘must seen’ spot. And in fact, it’s not. Caught up between Tabriz and the caspian sea, the city hasn’t much to offer except the beautiful Sheik Safi mausoleum … Continue reading
We spent a night in Tabriz (our first couchsurfing experience!) and had a great time with our host Mohamad. Thanks to him, we got a glimpse of the other side of this city : young, fancy, open and blue (see … Continue reading