The Persian Picnic

Tap, tap, tap, clink, clink, clink. Coppersmiths and metalworkers chip away at their material of choice in the Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Esfahan. The trickling sound of black tea emerges, hot and steaming from a traditional samovar. The call to prayer roars through the dusty streets of Mashhad followed by scurries of worshippers making theirContinue reading “The Persian Picnic”

Smoking Ghaylun

When you think of Iran, you are more likely to think of a conservative country far from common social activities of the west. Pubs, bars and clubs and the general nightlife of the west are of course a major no no in Iran. There are some similarities however and shisha, hooka, whatever your preference ofContinue reading “Smoking Ghaylun”