10 Wonderful Ways to Spend Winter in Iran

Madi Jahangir * – Winter is approaching in few days based on Iranian calendar. Iran is a relatively big country and due to its size the weather can extremely vary from northern Iran to south. Winter in North is quite cold and the temprature is well below zero every year with regular rain and snowfall depending to the generosity of Mother Nature.

However, South Iran enjoys a very pleasant and mild weather in winter, almost like a cool spring and it is quite possible to swim in the Persian Gulf for some hours in winter days.
All that said above, the way you are going to spend your winter in Iran is very much based on where you are planning to go. Continue reading

Susa: Iran’s Open Air Museum

My children, I and tomb of Daniel / Photo: Mahtab Chahartaqi

My children, I and tomb of Daniel / Photo: Mahtab Chahartaqi

Mahtab Chahartaqi * – It might seem crazy to miss your younger sister who lives in the country’s hottest region exactly in the hottest summer days of the year. But we did it!

We had only three days off and the distance was too far. However, we decided to travel by bus from Tehran to Ahvaz and that’s how our family of four got in the 8:30 am bus with four tickets in hands and two backpacks. We arrived 20 something hours later at Susa (current Shush), a city located in 110 km north of Ahvaz. Continue reading

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