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”

Best UNESCO Heritage Sites in Iran

With a growing list of over twenty UNESCO Heritage Sites, there are a range of landmarks to discover in Iran. You can walk around majestic ancient ruins or soak up the rich history of the Qajar dynasty to name a few. Here is a guide to the five best UNESCO spots in Iran for someContinue reading “Best UNESCO Heritage Sites in Iran”

Persepolis – a trendy Iranian shop and restaurant in Peckham

28-30 Peckham High Street London SE15 5DT Open 10.35am-9pm daily Transport: Peckham Rye rail or 36 bus ________________________________________ No, not the ancient city in Iran, but the Iranian shop, café and restaurant in Peckham, London. This is a charming little spot in the south of the capital and is popular with both Iranians and LondonersContinue reading “Persepolis – a trendy Iranian shop and restaurant in Peckham”

Persepolis – ‘The Persian City’

Address: Takht-e Jamshid Opening hours: 8am-5pm November-March, to 7pm April-October Cost: £3 Perespolis, literally ‘The Persian City’, is one of the most magnificent places you will see in Iran. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its incredible grandeur, history and uniqueness are all reasons to go for a visit. Persepolis is a locationContinue reading “Persepolis – ‘The Persian City’”