Tehran as a whole

Leila Saleh – As the capital of Iran, Tehran is an all too familiar name to avid news watchers like myself. You often hear about summits, conferences, and political commemorations being held in what seemed to me to be a robotic, business city- but hidden underneath the stereotypical view of Tehran is actually an explosion of beauty. Compared to other cities in Iran such as the historical city of Isfahan and the spiritual capital for Shia Muslims, Mashad, Tehran exudes this cement jungle appearance and it kind of feels like walking down Downtown Los Angeles. And for a city girl like I, Tehran made me nostalgic of my childhood in California. Continue reading

Milad Tower

 Salam Saleh – An unquestionable stop for tourists in Iran would be the Milad Tower, also known in Persian as ‘Borj-e Milad’. Built in 2007 and standing at 435 m (1,427 ft) high from the base to the tip of the antenna, it is the tallest structure in Iran and sixth tallest in the world. Easy to spot from almost anywhere in Tehran, what most people come to do in this tower, is lean over the very top and get the thrill of a lifetime. Continue reading

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