Category: People of Iran

Posts about Iranians/Persians and their lives.

From Manual Laborer to Tourism Boss

Featured Image Mostafa Pour Aliabadi Shafiabad Kerman Iran Ali Torkzadeh Com

Twenty-five years ago Mostafa Pour-Aliabadi, 44, was a manual laborer. Last year, he and his wife, Sakineh, hosted 900 tourists at Kalout Ecolodge, six rooms he built around his garden, in the village of Shafiabad, near Kerman. The village is the very last populated area before the road veers into the world-renown Kaluts area of..

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Getting High & Low in Naiband, Part III

Village Of Naiband, South Khorasan Province, Iran

The morning after our rat-or-snake-infested stay in the village of Naiband, Saeideh wanted to just drive away and not pay for the room. I said we owe ourselves the experience of complaining and seeing where it takes us.

We arrived at the home of the village chief Gholamreza Hassankhani and his wife Zahra in the new Naiband, a modern village down the mountain from the ancient Naiband village we stayed the night before.

The Hassankhanis had rented to us a room in a vacant home in the 1,000-year-old village. The rustling in the wooden ceiling kept Saeideh up all night who suspected rats or snakes.

Her anger rose again when we pulled up in front of the Hassankhani home.

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