Writing Contest Endorsed By Hollywood Celebrity Looking For Diverse Travel Stories From All Cultures

Page Turner Awards believes that talented travel writers can come from any background, age, race, religion, or interest. Men, women and young adult travel writers, are invited to enter their fascinating stories of interesting life experiences into the 2022 awards. In particular, the awards judging panel is keen to discover unique voices from diverse cultures around the world. For the 2021 awards,Continue reading “Writing Contest Endorsed By Hollywood Celebrity Looking For Diverse Travel Stories From All Cultures”

An announcement!

Travel editor, Zara Sekhavati from London, was announced as the Writing Mentorship Award winner in the Page Turner Awards. This was announced at a glittering online ceremony, where Paul Michael Glaser, from Starsky and Hutch fame, was a special guest to announce the winners. The Page Turner Awards, sponsored by ProWritingAid and Campfire, offers authors, writers,Continue reading “An announcement!”

The Best Museums in Tehran

Many visitors skip Tehran and head immediately to enjoy the ancient city of Yazd or a stroll around the Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Esfahan, but the capital of Iran is home to a plethora of attractions. Coined “the city of museums”, here are the best of Tehran’s sprawling list. The National Jewellery Treasury The NationalContinue reading “The Best Museums in Tehran”

Reminiscing about Iran

Watching Samira Ahmed’s Art of Persia television series on BBC Four has been an utter delight. Not just to learn more about the history of Persia and the incredible impact the empire has had on the world and today, but it has taken me back to so many pleasant memories of Iran. I look backContinue reading “Reminiscing about Iran”

Ingredients in Persian cooking

Some of my fondest memories of Iran are standing in my grandmother’s kitchen learning all about the ingredients of certain dishes. Smelling the dried limes going into a bubbling stew and watching saffron slowly being infused into a riot of colour in hot water. Food is an incredibly important part of Iranian culture and localsContinue reading “Ingredients in Persian cooking”

Traditional Desserts in Iran

Iran is known for its meaty kebabs from chicken joojoeh to koobideh, mince meat. But what about after? When the samovar is bubbling away releasing hot, steaming chai, tea, think about satisfying your sweet tooth and tuck into one of these desserts.  Bastani Akbar Mashti  The most well-known type of ice cream in Iran, thisContinue reading “Traditional Desserts in Iran”

The Most Influential Poets of Iran

Iran is home to some of the most well-known and influential poets in the world. Tremendous works of art, the words of Persian poetry give an insight into the culture of the country. The poems keep inspiring generations after generations of Iranians, and others around the globe. Here is a look at some of theContinue reading “The Most Influential Poets of Iran”

The Best Festivals in Iran

Festivals in Iran are a fantastic way to be immersed in Persian culture and a wonderful way to meet friendly locals. From celebrating the New Year to the end of Ramadan, here a handful of festivals to put in your diary. Nowruz  Nowruz, the Persian New Year literally translates as ‘new day’. A lot ofContinue reading “The Best Festivals in Iran”

The Rice Dishes of Iran

Rice is simply the centrepiece of any meal in Iran. Shovelled out of the pan, endless tall pyramids of fluffy grains stand tall for the table. Fiery strands of saffron may appear while specks of pale green broad beans pepper another. These are the different types of popular rice dishes in Iran.  Sholeh Zard NotContinue reading “The Rice Dishes of Iran”