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”

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”

The Best Hikes in Iran

Iran is a country that enjoys four seasons year round. With that comes a plethora of outdoor activities to enjoy at various points throughout the calendar. One activity which you’ll be able to enjoy for the majority of the year is hiking. It is hugely popular throughout the country and there are numerous trails ofContinue reading “The Best Hikes in Iran”

The Best Bazaars in Iran

The labyrinth of a bazaar is a riot for the senses. The smells catch your nostrils, the sounds tingle your eardrum and the tastes can take you to a place you’ve never discovered before. Iran is home to hundreds of sprawling bazaars, with each direction taking you on a different pathway and a different experience.Continue reading “The Best Bazaars in Iran”

Taxi Tehran Film Review – a wonderful ride through the capital of Iran

I was recently browsing through the BBC iPlayer film selection. Pleasantly surprised, I saw Taxi Tehran on their list. This had always been one of those Iranian films I had been meaning to watch, but not had the opportunity to. BBC, I thank you. Jafar Panahi, the director of Taxi Tehran, can be well praisedContinue reading “Taxi Tehran Film Review – a wonderful ride through the capital of Iran”

Snapp: The Iranian Version to Uber

If you have travelled in Iran, you will know that taxis are very much a popular mode of transport. Since 2000, the underground network has expanded, with six main lines carrying three million passengers everyday and thousands of buses transporting thousands of passengers. Even so, taxis are still one of the most popular modes ofContinue reading “Snapp: The Iranian Version to Uber”

Unedited History – Iran 1960-2014

Exhibition runs to: 23rd March. Opening times: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun 11am – 7pm Sat 11am-10pm Address: Via Guido Reni, 4/a, Rome Wesbite: ______________________________________________________________________________________ The MAXXI contemporary museum in Rome is currently holding an exhibition, entitled ‘The Unedited History of Iran’. It is displaying over 200 works by 20 artists and takes you through several chronological chapters ofContinue reading “Unedited History – Iran 1960-2014”